Pune: Around 2,764 people were treated for medical emergencies during the Ganesh idol immersion process in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Various organisations provided medical support to people in need which helped in saving many lives. Dr Sandip Butala of Modern Vikas Mandal which treated 67 persons said that a pregnant woman was feeling uneasy on Laxmi Road and she was provided help.
A youth who was feeling dizzy was also treated by the mandal. A 92-year-old man who had come from Rajguru Nagar fell unconscious and was treated by Niranjan Seva Bhavi
The Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services(MEMS) which were handling the emergency calls responded to 465 medical emergency calls including 9 of total emergency.
Barring incidents of drowning in the city, no untoward incident was reported during the immersion process.
According to Dr Dnayneshwad Shelke, Chief Operating Officer of MEMS there were cases of people falling, accidents and polytrauma cases.
Some senior citizens complained of dizziness and change in blood pressure due to noise and presence of the large crowd.
Shelke said MEMS had deployed 27 well-equipped ambulances with 2 doctors in each ambulance. MEMS doctors were successful in answering all medical emergency calls.
Dr Syed Fiyad Pasha, head of the emergency at Jehangir Hospital said, “A few patients did walk in after immersion for minor injuries due to small crowds.”
Organisation - Patients treated
Niranjan Seva Bhavi Sanstha - 1,200
Sassoown General Hospital - 600
MEMS - 465
Vighnharta Nyas - 287
Modern Vikas Mandal - 67
Dnyanyog Seva Trust - 55