Parents urged to protect children from injuries

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Paediatric Surgery Week was held at SUM Hospital.

Bhubaneswar: Doctors at Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital have counseled parents to keep watch over the safety of their children while they are at home or outside.

“Children are susceptible to accidents, whether at home or on the road or at school. Their safety should be uppermost in the minds of their parents and guardians,” Prof. (Dr.) Antaryami Pradhan, head of the department of Paediatric Surgery at Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here, said.

Many children were being brought to the hospital with injuries suffered at home or outside. But all should be watchful so that such accidents are avoided, he said at the end of a week-long ‘Paediatric Surgery Week’ which concluded at the hospital on Saturday.

The Paediatric Surgery Week is observed every year from November 14, celebrated as Children’s Day, by the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgery, Dr Sudhansu Sekhar Patra, associate professor in the department, said adding this year’s theme for the week was ‘Safety on road, safety at home, safety at school.’

We had interacted with children and their parents in the OPD as well as in the IPD regarding child safety knowledge and practices, Prof. Pradhan said.

Besides Prof. (Dr.) Pradhan and Prof. (Dr.) Patra, Prof. (Dr) Hiranya K. Mohanty, associate professor Dr. Lalit Parida and other staff members were involved in the week long programme.

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