PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), an apparently addicting game that has followed the humans around like a dark shadow and when the youths figured it out how to play it on their smartphones, they got massively addicted to it and today, PUBG is the most popular game among all age groups in India since its inception in March 2018.
The gamers are trapped in the fantasy world as they are playing it with utmost satisfaction. Earlier, people used to swipe their screens by playing Angry Birds, Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Railrush but now, screams of PUBG, PUBG can be heard everywhere all across India.
On the negatives, people are taking this addiction to an extreme level which in turn is causing a lot of problems to individuals as well as for the family members.
Man drinks acid instead of water while playing PUBG
Addicted to playing PUBG, a young man from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh drank acid thinking that it was water. Thankfully, he survived. However, doctors told that they did not believe something like this would ever happen as the man continued to use his phone even during his recovery.
Dr Manan Gogiya who treated the 25-year-old man in Chhindwara said the accident happened a month ago when the man was fully focussed on playing PUBG in his courtyard. “A bottle of acid bottle was kept near him. Busy in the game, he accidentally drank the acid mistaking it for water. His condition deteriorated and he was rushed to Nagpur,” said the doctor.
The man’s family said they brought him back to Chhindwara when his condition got from bad to worse. Dr Gogiya operated on him. “There were ulcers in his stomach that had created an obstruction. When his condition did not improve in Nagpur, his family brought him back here. He was not able to eat anything and lost 5-6 kilograms in just a few days,” said Gogiya.
The patient was operated on February 19. He is a married man and has a daughter. “Now, he is well and has regained weight. His stitches were removed on March 3,” the doctor confirmed that he is alright.
“But even during treatment, he was busy playing some or the other game on his phone. And when he was not playing games. he would be watching movies on his phone,” the doctor added.
(Originally published by The Times of India)