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Ministry of Health Advises Caution with Fireworks During Festive Season

As the festive season approaches, the Ministry of Health is calling on the public to exercise caution and reduce the use of fireworks to prevent accidents. Samitha Siritunga, the Head of Accident Prevention and Management at the Ministry’s Non-Communicable Disease Unit, stressed the risks associated with fireworks, especially when handled by young children without adult supervision.

Dr. Siritunga, a specialist in community medicine, pointed out that serious injuries, including those to the face, hands, and feet, are common during festivities when fireworks are used carelessly. The Ministry is advocating for heightened awareness and safety measures to ensure a safer celebration for everyone involved.

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