(VOV) - The recent chilly weather in the north has resulted in many children and elderly people suffering acute pneumonia and other complications; many died when hospitalized.
There has been a 25 percent increase in the number of children being brought to the National Children’s Hospital, especially to the Ear-Nose-Throat department.
The cold weather and high humidity also raised the number of infants hospitalized for treatment at the National Maternity Hospital.
Apart from respiratory diseases, the elderly have also caught other diseases of the bone and nervous systems as well as gout.
Most of the patients brought to the E hospital in Hanoi for treatment have these diseases.
The Gerontology Hospital is currently receiving 120-140 new cases a day for diagnosis and treatment, 40-50 cases more than last year.
The hospital’s emergency department receives an average of 10-15 patients a day in critical condition with pneumonia, hypertension, cardiovascular malfunction, and blood vessel congestion.
Dr Ngo Trong Toan, Head of the Emergency Department, said on average 2 or 3 patients a day die as soon as they are admitted to the hospital.