153 People Injured During ‘Dahi Handi’ In Mumbai, 23 Still Under Treatment
Mumbai: A total of 153 people were injured while forming the pyramid during ‘Dahi Handi’ in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported. Of the total, 130 people have been discharged while 23 others are still undergoing treatment.
As per the BMC, Information regarding the injured Govindas was received from various government and BMC hospitals. As per the data, there 3 Govindas were shifted to the JJ hospital, St. George hospital – 05, GT hospital – 13, Bombay hospital- 01, S K Patil hospital-01, Nanavati hospital-01, Nair hospital – 12, KEM hospital – 40, Sion hospital – 10, Trauma hospital – 06, Cooper hospital – 14, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar hospital, Kandivali – 03, V N Desai hospital – 08, MW Desai hospital- 02, Rajawadi hospital – 17, M T Agrawal – 01, Veer Savarkar -01, Govandi Shatabdi hospital- 02, Bandra Bhabha hospital – 05 and Poddar hospital – 08.
Dahi Handi, a part of the Krishna Janmashtami festival, was celebrated extensively in Mumbai on Friday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced in the state assembly on Thursday that the government has decided to give adventure sport status to Dahi Handi. CM Shinde had informed the state assembly that the adventure sports tag would allow young participants in these events to apply for government jobs under the sports quota.
Chief of Thane Municipal Corporation’s Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC), Avinash Sawant, told the PTI, “A total of 64 participants suffered injuries while forming human pyramids as part of Dahi Handi celebrations in Thane city on Friday. Most of the injured were provided treatment by the medical teams present on the spot.”
While nine of the injured are being treated at Kalwa Civic Hospital, two others are undergoing treatment at the District Civil Hospital, and one at Kaushalya Hospital, he said.
“All of them are out of danger and recovering,” Sawant said.
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