JOHANNESBURG - Some trauma specialists have warned of increased admissions in hospitals following the lifting of the alcohol ban.
Trauma specialist Professor Kenneth Boffard from Milpark Hospitals says trauma units are likely to have a higher number of admissions over the weekend.
"We have seen a near doubling in the number of patients over the alcohol limit since the beginning of the week," he said.
Meanwhile, the Milpark and Chris Hani Baragwanath hospitals have been treating people for domestic and other violence since the beginning of Level 3.
Professor Boffard says alcohol may well have contributed to some of these cases.
"We have yet to see a rise in nighttime car vehicle crashes, so it is mainly drinking at home, marital discord, partner abuse and interpersonal violence."
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