Hospitals must work around the clock in New Year: Ministry

The Ministry of Health yesterday asked medical facilities nationwide to work around the clock in the New Year to ensure treatment and emergency treatment mission during the holidays.

In addition, hospitals must prepare full medical equipment and personnel for the special holidays.

Medical clinics must intensify control on food safety in businesses and festive places. As per the Ministry’s direction, hospital managers must arrange staffs to work around the clock to ensure continuous services.

Hospitals should also liaise with police and relevant forces to keep its premise in order and fire prevention.

The Ministry asked all hospital managers to tighten control on firefighting and turn off all electricity equipment if unnecessary. Burning incense and indoor cooking are forbidden in hospitals.

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