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Many children with hand, foot and mouth disease and respiratory diseases visit out-of-hours care – VnExpress


At the Pediatrics Department of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, the number of out-of-hours examination patients increased by 50-70% compared to the time when children studied online, mainly suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease and respiratory diseases.

At 6 pm, Ms. Ngo Mai Trang, Go Vap district took her 18-month-old baby to the Pediatrics Department of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City for medical examination. Quickly, she was guided by the support staff to use the out-of-hours examination service. She said that the baby stopped eating, was tired for two days, and went to the doctor to find out that he had hand, foot and mouth disease.

“The out-of-hours medical examination service is very convenient, the doctor gives you a thorough examination, the examination price is reasonable, and you can use health insurance and private insurance. Scanning, testing services… the price is zero. Compared to examination during office hours”, Ms. Trang shared.

In the same situation as a sick child and busy parents, baby Tran Tuan Anh, 20 months old, in Go Vap, showed signs of fatigue, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. I was given old prescription medication by my family, nebulized breathing at home. After three days of not improving, the wheezing condition worsened, the parents took their child to the out-of-hours clinic of Tam Anh General Hospital. The doctor diagnosed the baby with pneumonia and ordered hospitalization. Doctors said that, without proper treatment, the baby’s condition can lead to dangerous complications such as: effusion, pus, pneumothorax, necrotizing pneumonia, lung abscess , pulmonary cysts, hyponatremia…

Doctor of CKI Le Thi Ngoc Dung examines out-of-hours for pediatric patients. Photo: Tue Diem.

Doctor CKI Le Thi Ngoc Dung, Neonatal Center, Tam Anh General Hospital, said that young children with immature immune systems are very susceptible to diseases that often appear in the rainy season such as dengue fever, hand, foot and mouth disease. , bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, skin diseases, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases … so the number of pediatric patients visiting hospitals has increased, some hospitals are overloaded.

At the time of the change of seasons, especially in the summer with erratic rain and sunshine, children can suffer from many different illnesses, it is difficult for parents to take time off work to take care of their children, so it is easy to buy drugs according to old prescriptions for children to use. use. This is worrisome, because in addition to the wrong treatment regimen, it also puts children at risk because of the same symptoms, but they may have new diseases, said Dr. Ngoc Dung.

Many parents seek out-of-hours medical services at hospitals to reduce overcrowding, take care of their children’s health, complete their work, and save time. At the Pediatrics Department of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, the number of out-of-hours visits increased by 50-70% compared to the time when children study online at home. On peak days, the number of visits to the doctor increases dramatically, most of them are children with respiratory diseases, hand, foot and mouth disease and dengue fever. The Centers for Disease Control (HCDC) recorded 1,070 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in the past week, an increase of more than 81% compared to the average of 4 weeks ago.

Out-of-hours examination is entitled to the same price as for examination, ultrasound, X-ray, etc., which is the same as during office hours.  Photo: Tam Anh General Hospital.

Out-of-hours examination is entitled to the same price as for examination, ultrasound, X-ray, etc., which is the same as during office hours. Photo: Tam Anh General Hospital.

At Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, out-of-hours care services for children from 16 to 18:30 from Monday to Saturday every week. Out-of-hours medical examination and treatment for common diseases in infants up to 15 years old. Currently, during the peak season of epidemic diseases in the rainy season, parents often choose to take their children for examination for common diseases such as nasopharyngitis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, diarrhea, fever, digestive disorders, etc. hand foot mouth, dengue fever…

The Pediatrics Department at Tam Anh General Hospital brings together a team of experts and experienced doctors; invested in modern facilities, clinics, waiting areas, spacious and airy function rooms, meeting the needs of comprehensive child care.

Tue Diem

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