The second Accident Prevention Week has been organized by the Health Ministry together with the participation of all involved in accident prevention.
The second Accident Prevention week started today (18th Sept.) and will end on 22nd of September. During the week, public will be made aware of the different accidents with the participation of the Health Ministry, Sri Lanka Police.
Today is road accident prevention day, 19th is working environment accident prevention day, 20th is the day of preventing home accidents while 21 is allocated for preventing accidents at Montessoris while 22 is dedicated for preventing accidents in schools.
According to doctors, the main reason for hospitalization is accidents. Around a million people get admitted to hospitals due to accidents while 3, 000 people lose their lives due to accidents annually.