Did you know that every third household has a burn victim in Pakistan? Yes. Every. third.
That means 1 in 3 homes harbor a burn victim in our country. Now naturally one hears ‘burn-victim’ and the first thoughts that come to mind are “oh maybe someone left the stove on at night which may have caused a fire” or “there might have been a gas leak that lead to an explosion“. What if i told you that nearly 80% of those burn victims faced such a misfortune at the hands of something we enjoy nearly twice a day?
YES. A SIMPLE YET SCALDING CUP OF CHAI (TEA) IS WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING ON YEARS OF REGRET & PAIN
Unfortunately it gets worse.
Why? because most of the affected victims are under the age of 10. The spillage of hot tea- an accident taking only a second of negligence results in a scarring, lifelong implication & sometimes even death (in certain cases, depending on the age of the victim) – In a single hospital, on average 3 to 4 children die due to tea being spilled on them.
The fragile skin of a young child as well as the sensitivity of the matter may result in permanent disability, and such accidents are not only painful for the victim, but equally disturbing for their parents & loved ones.
NEVER DRINK TEA OR ANY OTHER HOT BEVERAGE AROUND YOUNG CHILDREN, TODDLERS OR BABIES.
#ChaiKaNishaan is a campaign launched to spread awareness of these burns which are caused through carelessness/negligence. It is crucial to remember that you should absolutely never keep any scalding item in the reach of or even bring them near young children.
The result could be life-altering to say the least. The scars and pain are an additional, excruciating experience. However, 100% of these incidents can be avoided through some minimal lifestyle changes, awareness & simple precautions.
Launched a few days ago the #ChaiKaNishan campaign has been noticed & supported by numerous celebrities who are talking about this issue on their social media handles.
It should be obligatory for tea labels, distributors and sellers to post a warning message on their labels/shops/assets.
It’s also important to notice that this campaign is not against tea – nor does it call for boycotting any hot beverage. It simply calls for more vigilance!
#ChaiKaNishaan can help teach our society to protect children by keeping hot cups of tea away from them. Please do your part and spread the word. You never know who’s life you may be saving, after all prevention is indeed better than cure.
Kyon keh yeh Chai Ka Nishaan-aik dafa lag gaya tau- kabhi nai jaeyga.
Lets pledge to come together and be more careful around children when having tea because Yeh Chai Ka Nishaan Kabhi Nahin Jata. Sign the petition at burns.pk to raise more awareness. Your voice can help educate others.