Taiwan sees rise in people returning to hospitals for medical visits

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/23/2020
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and William Yen

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Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan saw a rise in medical visits in August compared to the same period last year as more people are no longer afraid to go to hospitals, seeing that the country is beating the COVID-19 pandemic, according to observers Friday.

Compared to a sharp drop in the number of medical visits from January to June, people have returned to hospitals as the volume of medical services provided by major medical institutions in August has returned to the pre-COVID-19 numbers, said Chou Shu-wan (周淑婉), National Health Insurance Committee executive secretary.

The number of medical services provided for that month even increased by 2.53 percent over the same period last year, Chou said.

Taiwan has been praised by the international community for its successful efforts at preventing the spread of COVID-19. A domestic case of the coronavirus has not been reported in the country since April 12.    [FULL  STORY]

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