Gozo ERRC attend to 22 injuries during carnival festivities
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As it did last year, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps offered ambulance and first aid service during various Carnival activities in Gozo, including Xewkija and Nadur.
During the Spontaneous Carnival in Nadur, which lasts five days, with the busiest evening being Saturday, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps volunteers were present throughout with two fully staffed ambulances.
The Corps catered for twenty-two different cases, nineteen of which took place on Saturday evening alone. These cases ranged from simple injuries, which required minor first aid, to more serious injuries like fractures, head injuries and spinal injuries, some of which required prompt transportation to hospital. Most of these cases resulted from excess alcohol consumption.
The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps said it would like to thank Nadur and Xewkija Local Councils which entrusted them with the safety of those present during the Carnival Activities and the Police who ensured the safety of the Corps volunteers while they carried out their first aid.