|Hospitals in HCM City are ensuring quality health services during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday. — Photo courtesy of thanhnien.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – HCM City’s Department of Health Department has asked directors of public and private hospitals to ensure sufficient amount of medicine, equipment and staff during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
The department has assigned the 115 Emergency Aid Centre to assist in medical emergency cases while HCM City Preventive Medical Centre and district-level health centres will be responsible for monitoring potential epidemics and collaborate with the HCM City Food Safety Management Board to assure food safety.
Dr Nguyễn Duy Long, director of the 115 Emergency Aid Centre, said the centre would assign eight ambulance cars on New Year’s Eve and five emergency crews to be available around the clock.
Prof. Dr. Nguyễn Quốc Anh, director of Bạch Mai Hospital in Hà Nội, said that during Tết, the number of patients receiving general check-ups usually declines compared to the number of people admitted for serious or emergency cases.
Doctors should take good care of every patient and must not refuse or delay any cases, he said.
Doctors should also be ready for the increasing number of poisoning and stroke cases during this time of the year, Anh added.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bùi Vinh Quang, director of the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital, said the hospital would offer free meals for certain patents who will be hospitalised during the Tết holiday period. – VNS