Over 160,000 people hospitalized during six Tet days in HCMC

According to the Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City, during six days of Tet holidays ( the Lunar New Year), around 16,499 people were taken to hospitals in the city

Over 160,000 people hospitalized during six Tet days in HCMC

As per the report, from February 13 to 18, medical clinics admitted 16,499 people for emergency treatment, a year-on-year decrease of 16.3 percent.
Of whom, nearly 1,500 people were hospitalized for traffic accidents. Some 1,121 people with slight wounds returned home after being treated in hospitals while 417 became in-patients including five deaths.
Three hundred people were admitted into medical facilities because of physical violence and 16 of them were transferred to big hospitals for serious wounds.
Worse, the number of people injured by firecrackers cumulatively taken to hospital were nine.
The Department of Health also said that 1,642 people were taken to hospitals for emergency treatment due to daily activity accidents, a decrease of 2 percent compared to same period last year.
The number of people suffering food poisoning is 262 cases including six liquor poisoning cases, four food poisoning cases and 252 experiencing digestive disorder.
During six Tet days, total hospitalizations are 10,487 and surgeons performed operation on 1,676 people. The city also welcomes 1,742 newborns.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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