Want China Times
Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday that 184 burn victims remained
in critical condition in the wake of a flash fire at a water park in New Taipei last weekend, which injured hundreds of revelers and left two dead.
Currently, 495 people who were injured in the fire are being treated at 41 hospitals around Taiwan, the ministry said.
Among them, 241 are in intensive care units or on burn wards and 184 are listed as in critical condition, according to Huang San-kuei, director general of the ministry’s National Health Insurance Administration.
In particular, he said, the condition of one victim at a Taoyuan hospital has been deteriorating and the patient has been put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a form of partial cardiopulmonary bypass used for long-term support of respiratory and/or cardiac function. [FULL STORY]