Monday, January 07, 2013

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Saigon - Hospitals caution against cold weather
People should be warned about accidents of gas poisoning due to indoor coal heating, and burns or deaths among children caused by driving outside in cold weather or asphyxiation of toddlers due to wearing too many warm clothes.

The Department of Medical Examination and Treatment said prolonged severe cold wave conditions have sent many old people suffering respiratory and bone chronic diseases to hospitals. The number of people being hospitalized has increased dramatically in last few days.

In the National Children Hospital in Hanoi around 2,500 children with respiratory disorder, influenza and diarrhea are flooding hospitals. Old people suffering stroke, pneumonia, arthritis, rheumatism, are also on the increase.

1 comment:

Beale said...

Unlike many Americans of my generation, I've never been to Vietnam, but I know the whole country is south of the Tropic of Cancer, and my understanding is that severely cold weather is not common there, especially in the south.