Pro-jallikattu protest: Treatment for hurt cops, youth

The hospitals saw some severe cases while many were sporadic.

Chennai: Several people, including police personnel, were injured in the violence that broke out in Chennai and a few other places in the state after police started evicting pro-jallikattu protesters on Monday morning.

The injured were admitted to state run hospitals. The hospitals saw some severe cases while many were sporadic. One person was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) with grievous head injuries, according to a source at the hospital.

"About 161 cases of injured youngsters were brought to the hospital since early morning. One of these was of severe head injury. Patients have been brought since morning and we are providing the required medical services," said Dean Dr Muralidharan.

The Royapettah Government Hospital received around 69 cases until late Monday evening. “No in patient admission is recorded. Seventeen patients were kept under observation in the Emergency Ward as they were either bleeding from their head or nose or had ankle injuries,” said Resident Medical Officer Anand Pratap.

“Nobody became unconscious or warranted any surgery. The patients who came in had only superficial injuries or were bleeding. We arrested their bleeding and sent them back. Only two patients are still kept under observation,” he added.
Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital saw sporadic cases being brought in for out patient treatment.

“None of them was serious. In the afternoon itself, some 30 cases were brought in. The numbers must have increased post noon,” said Dean Dr Narayana Babu.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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