January 2, 2023, 13:37 – Public News Service – OSN

In accordance with the data of the Federal Center for Disaster Medicine of the Ministry of Health of Russia, during the first day of 2023, 955 fires occurred. The main part of the bottom was in residential buildings. This led to the fact that 230 people were injured, among them 19 children. Another 56 people died. Relevant data provided by representatives Ministry of Health Russia.

“The medical service across the country these days is working around the clock, in an enhanced mode, providing assistance to planned and emergency patients, the number of which is growing on holidays,” commented the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko.

According to the heads of the department, after the start of the New Year holidays, the authorities record an increase in the number of victims in accidents, which are mainly related to alcohol abuse. We are talking about road accidents, fires in residential buildings, injuries resulting from the use of pyrotechnics. Particularly alarming is the fact that a large number of children have been affected this year.

Murashko made an appeal to the citizens of the country for a responsible attitude to their own health and the health of loved ones.

Formerly Public News Service informedthat the chief freelance first aid specialist of the Russian Ministry of Health, Leonid Dezhurny, recalled that in case of burns from sparklers, firecrackers and fireworks, first of all, you need to cool the affected part of the body, and then cover the affected area with a bandage.