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Cold snap hospitalises Ninh Binh children

Update: January, 02/2014 - 09:49
As many as 70 children in northern Ninh Binh Province have been hospitalised at the province's Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital daily due to a prolonged cold spell.—VNA/VNS Photo

NINH BINH (VNS)— As many as 70 children in northern Ninh Binh Province have been hospitalised at the province's Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital daily due to a prolonged cold spell.

This rate is twice as high as the usual number of children hospitalised at this time of year.

At its peak, the hospital's Paediatrics Ward received 200 patients, though only having 160 sick-beds.

Most of the children have been suffering from diarrhea and respiratory diseases, such as coughs, sore throats and pneumonia, according to Doctor Pham Hong Kieu, director of the department.

Doctors advise parents that if their children have a fever or breathing problems, they should be brought to hospital for examination. — VNS

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