The Ministry of Health reported that hospitals nationwide had received more than 1,340 traffic accident cases from January 31 till February 4.
The number of accidents has dropped drastically since the previous years. Amongst the reported accidents, 128 cases involved people driving without helmets and almost 9,330 people received medical treatment in hospitals, of which 4,689 cases were emergency injury cases.
During the first days of the Lunar New Year, more than 560 cases of childbirth were reported. However, Hanoi admitted some suspected cases of A/H1N1 flu virus.
As the Tet season lasts for eight days, the Ministry of Health has instructed medical centers to work around the clock to tackle with emergency cases as they occur.