DOH confirms 2 more stray bullet injuries
DOH confirms 2 more stray bullet injuries
DOH confirms 2 more stray bullet injuries
by Ada Pelonia05 January 2024
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The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, Jan. 4, confirmed two more stray bullet injuries (SBI).

According to the DOH, the first SBI case was a 28-year-old man from Metro Manila who sustained a fracture in the second toe of his left foot. The second SBI case was a 60-year-old man from the Cordillera Administrative Region who sustained a fracture in his life collar bone.

The health agency said it has been coordinating with the Philippine National Police regarding the SBI reports.

Meanwhile, the fireworks-related injuries logged 28 new cases, reaching the total number of cases to 585.

“Let us be reminded that injuries and deaths from stray bullets and “accidents” due to intoxication are avoidable. Guns, fireworks, and liquor should not mix,” DOH’s statement read.

“Law enforcement, local leaders, and communities must work together to create a safer and healthier community, especially during these times of celebration,” it added.

DOH said legal fireworks, such as kwitis, whistle bomb, luces, and fountain caused more injuries than illegal fireworks like 5-star, Pla-pla, and Boga.

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