541 people treated for heat injury since May

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-16
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

With high temperatures continuing to shatter records, a total of 541 people have been treated 6762231for heat injury from May to June 15, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) said, citing statistics.

May and June temperatures in Taiwan have shifted towards the high side, with a 38.7 degrees Celsius temperature in Taipei on June 1 shattering a century-long record.

The MOHW said that the number of people treated for heat injury grew 75 percent compared to the same month last year, and the Tri-Service General Hospital alone has admitted three patients suffering from heat stroke during road running.

Pauling Chu, head of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Heat Stroke at Tri-Services General Hospital, said that the hospital admitted the first patient with heat stroke on May 6 this year, which is earlier than past years, and since May the number of patients the hospital has treated for heat stroke has reached five, which topped the same period in past years.     [FULL  STORY]

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