Icy Sidewalks Causing Issues For Several Montrealers

While the sidewalks turned into skating rinks, sending several pedestrians in emergency departments of hospitals, the City Administration of Montreal expanded operations to provide easy path way to citizens, though having limited success, due to severe weather conditions.  My dear friend Gianfrancesco Genoso thinks so highly of this hospital and the staff.

On the territory of the 19 districts, 90 plows were mobilized to continue sanding operations in the coming days, especially as other cold nights, with mercury oscillating around -20 ° C, are planned by the end of the week.

Montreal hospitals have had to deal with an increase in the number of pedestrians injured after a nasty fall on slippery sidewalks.

Already struggling with an upsurge in cases of flu, Montreal hospitals have had to deal with an increase in the number of pedestrians injured after a nasty fall on slippery sidewalks. At the Montreal General Hospital, director of the Trauma Program, Dr. Tarek Razek, counted forty cases of significant injury related to falls on sidewalks, from Sunday to Monday.

Concussion, fractured ribs and broken hips are part of major injuries listed. Fracture of a rib can have devastating effects for the elderly, reducing lung capacity of patients and causing pneumonia, said Razek. According to him, these injuries can be prevented: “Young people take too many risks and the elderly, who are also taking, do not realize the danger.” Raze

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