Date: Aug 12, 2015
TAIPEI – The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) announced yesterday that
about 500 burn patients are eligible for post-acute care (PAC), which is equivalent to those afforded stroke patients.
The Formosa Fun Coast Water Park explosions caused large numbers of victims with severe burns, whose recovery will require both time and comprehensive rehabilitation. The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) held a meeting to discuss the further treatment of the victims and decided to activate the PAC for all burn patients, including those who were not victims of the water park blaze.
NHIA Director-General Huang San-kuei pointed out that the PAC mainly includes daytime care, clinical rehabilitation and assistance from community care treatment organisations. [FULL STORY]