MOHW takes measures to tackle emergency room crowdedness

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-02
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday that it will coordinate 6738691and designate emergency hospitals according to front-line situations in times of epidemics, such as flu, to relax crowdedness at the hospital emergency rooms across Taiwan.

The Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine (TSEM) paid a visit to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Wednesday, during which TSEM Secretary General Yen Zui-shen said that there were at the moment more than 100 patients waiting for beds at emergency rooms across Taiwan, a number very different from the 1,010 beds the MOHW said of available at intensive care units in the country now.     [FULL  STORY]

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