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Taiwan: Automated External Defibrillator Program set to be expanded


The Department of Health (DOH) is stepping up its plan to make automated external defibrillators (AED) available in public places nationwide, hoping to install 44 of the devices per every 100,000 people by 2015. Promoting the plan at a news conference at Taipei Railway Station yesterday, Department of Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) said the automated defibrillators were easy to operate and could help save lives. Equipping domestic ambulances with AEDs has already improved survival rates for people who suffer sudden heart attacks in Taiwan to 5 percent from less than 1 percent, he said. Based on the experience of the
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Taiwan: DOH Setting Up Databank of Defibrillator Locations


Taipei, July 13 (CNA) The Department of Health (DOH) has said that it is setting up a databank showing all the locations of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). DOH statistics show that heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Taiwan. Every year, around 20,000 people who have heart attacks die before reaching the hospital, the DOH noted. Taiwan has completed an amendment to the Emergency Medical Services Act stipulating that public places should be equipped with AEDs and incorporating a Good Samaritan law -- which protects people who perform emergency treatment from lawsuits -- to encourage people to use the AEDs when neces
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Taiwan: Inappropriate Use of Ambulance Service Results in NT$1,700 Fine


Taipei:  A 70-year-old man was fined NT$1,700, on July 17, for inappropriate use of the ambulance service, according to the Fire Department of the Kaohsiung City Government (FDKC).The Kaohsiung City Ambulance Payment Policy took effect on July 1 as part of an effort to eliminate abuse of government medical resources. Under the policy, those who call for an ambulance without cause face fines of up to NT$1,700.The FDKC noted that this was the first case of an ambulance caller being fined since the promulgation of the act.According to the fire department, the elderly man was reported as feeling weak in Kaohsiung by his family members on Ju
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Taiwan: Taiwan to Hire 9,000 Additional Nurses by 2016: President


Taipei: President Ma Ying-jeou said November 12 Tuesday that the government is aiming to increase the number of nurses in Taiwan by 9,200 over the next two years, as part of its efforts to deal with the shortage of nursing staff in the country. Of the 9,200 additional nurses expected to be working by 2016, 200 will be posted in remote areas of the county, the president said at a Doctors' Day celebration.
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Taiwan: Hospital on Taiping Island Offers Help Regardless of Nationality


Taipei: Dec. 3 (CNA) A hospital on the largest island of the Spratly island chain in the South China Sea is prepared to offer emergency medical services to foreign as well as Taiwanese fishermen operating in the area, Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said on December 03 Tuesday. Nansha Hospital even has placards written in Tagalog and Vietnamese in case sailors who need medical help cannot speak English or Chinese, said military physician Huang Hsin-hung, who made the comments through the CGA.
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