Representatives from the National Traffic Safety Committee present gift to a traffic accident victim (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - More than 267,500 people were treated across the country during the eight-day Lunar New Year festival, according to the Medical Services Administration under the Ministry of Health.

During the period from February 6 to 14, 123,153 patients were sent home for family reunions.

The administration also said 23,436 children were born in hospitals during the holiday.

On the first eight days of Tet, 43,787 people were injured in traffic accidents, 224 of whom died.

Hospitals also treated 96 persons injured in firework accidents and 43 injured by other types of explosives.

Fights during the holiday sent 5,121 people to hospital across the country and killed 13.

Meanwhile, 1,468 people were admitted to hospital for food and rice wine poisoning. Two died.

There were 936 deaths out of 11,425 people hospitalised for other causes.-VNA