Medical facilities must be ready for emergency during Tet holidays

The Ministry of Health’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment yesterday asked hospital managers and directors of departments of health and related agencies to be ready for emergency for Tet holidays ( the Lunar New Year).

As per the document’ medical facilities must  have plans for treatment task and security order. Hospital managers and department leaders must take turn in day and night shifts and staffs must work around the clock to receive information from hot lines.

Doctors and nurses should be ready for emergency treatment of massive accidents as well as keep drug, blood, fluid and equipment in stock for treatment tasks. Hospitals must provide timely examination and treatment for all patients. Medical workers also provide first aid for all patients before transferring them to public big city hospitals or at facilities they registered with beforehand.

Hospital managers must visit patients who have to stay in hospital during Tet holidays especially the needy patients and social welfare brackets. Furthermore, medical workers must  follow regulations on behavior to patients and taking care of them .

Facilities are also asked to report  emergency task and traffic accidents, poisoning to the Department daily.

By Thanh Son – translated by Anh Quan

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