Patiala, October 23
In view of the Diwali celebrations, the Health Department has decided to keep medical emergency services open 24×7 across the district on Monday.
The decision is said to have been taken to tackle any untoward incident during the Diwali celebrations.
All the Community Health Centres (CHCs), civil and district hospitals, especially the CHC Tripuri and CHC Model Town in Patiala city will remain open 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the department has issued an advisory on bursting of firecrackers.
The department has urged residents to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner.
Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Raju Dhir said: “We request people to celebrate Diwali festival in an eco–friendly way. Use of fireworks pollutes the environment and has a negative impact on human health. Therefore, people should avoid bursting of fireworks. If at all they wish to use fireworks, they must follow necessary precautions.”