Happy Diwali! It’s the season of lights, rangolis, delicious food, and really aesthetic photos for Instagram. We hate to be a buzzkill, but there are a few things that you must remember to have the best time with the ones you love. Over a million people get burn injuries every year in India, says the World Health Organisation. And most of them are caused by household fire sources—especially when they are left unsupervised.
How do we, then, prioritise burn safety this Diwali? It’s simple—wear safe clothing, be vigilant and have easy access to preliminary burn treatment.