In today’s Straits Times, there is an article highlighting the rise of drowning incidents in children aged under 6 years old.
From 2011 to 2015, there were 104 such cases and 10 deaths, or an average of about 20 near-drowning cases each year. In comparison, the hospital saw between five and 12 such cases a year during the previous five-year period.
“The scary thing about drowning is that it’s very silent and can happen in seconds,” said Dr Arif Tyebally, deputy head of KK Hospital’s emergency medicine department.
Adults need to be vigilant whenever their children are near water. It is also important for young children to be exposed to water safety skills.
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