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Bach Mai Hospital to remain open during Tet

Update: February, 05/2015 - 14:40
Doctors and nurses at Bach Mai Hospital will be on duty round-the-clock on the nine-day Lunar New Year Festival. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital, one of the central hospitals in the country, will for the first time operate as usual during Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival.

PhD Duong Duc Hung, head of the hospital's general affairs and planning department, has said that the hospital will operate four consulting rooms to receive patients during the nine-day Tet holiday.

In the renal department, all health staff will work as usual to ensure that none of terminally-ill patients suffer body swelling due to a long wait for treatment or shortage of drugs.

The hospital will also open one more emergency room, mobilise four health staff teams and arrange ten more beds. Doctors and nurses will be on duty round-the-clock on these days, Hung said.

Patients who wish to be discharged from the hospital will be served as usual. The hospital's board of managers will have a hotline number 096 985 1616 to receive and resolve any complaints about the service quality and staff attitude, he added.

In the previous years, the shortage of health staff, due to the absence of those away on Tet holiday, had caused an overload of patients who were being transferred from hospitals in other localities or were admitted in the emergency department. — VNS

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