Taiwan’s health authority makes sure 24-hour emergency medical care is available during Lunar New Year holiday

The Lunar New Year holiday has begun, and Taiwan’s health authority has activated related measures to make sure that 24-hour emergency medical care is available in Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/02/14
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Lunar New Year holiday has begun, and Taiwan’s health authority has activated related measures to make sure that 24-hour emergency medical care is available in Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has performed an inventory count on the country’s  24-hour emergency medical care capacity and the equipment of the 199 hospitals with emergency medical care, including the intensive care beds and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

As the Lunar New Year holiday falls on this year’s severe flu season (from January to February), the MOHW has asked local governments to make publicly funded anti-influenza drugs available at clinics during the Lunar New Year holiday.
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