Almost 30 Incidents Related to Cold Weather in 2021 去年北捷救護案85件 天冷致不適占29件

Temperatures rose on Jan. 3, but a front will arrive on Jan. 5 and bring cold and wet weather. Statistics showed that Taipei Metro attended to 85 first aid cases in 2021, including 29 that involved indisposition due to cold weather.



Police Officer: “Miss, eat something first.”

The police officer gives hot food and warm milk to the passenger, even though they are on the metro platform.

Police Officer: “Remember to eat.”

The police officer reminds the passenger to eat. This passenger had not eaten the entire day. As she was taking the metro, she felt dizzy due to low blood sugar and was helped to a bench on the platform. A patrolling police officer immediately offered assistance.

Luo Chun-min, Captain, First Corps, Rapid Transit Div., Taipei City PD: “The female student surnamed Tsai and a friend arranged to meet at Taipei Main Station for an evening meal. She didn't eat breakfast or lunch, causing her blood sugar level to plunge and dizziness.”

Taipei Metro recorded 85 emergency incidents in 2021, an increase of 16 compared to the previous year. According to Taipei City Police Department's Rapid Transit Division, there were 29 cases that involved indisposition due to cold weather. Doctors say there are large temperature changes in the winter and the number of people seeking emergency and outpatient services increases by at least 20 percent.

Lin Wei-wen, Cardiologist, Taiwan Adventist Hospital: “There are shared characteristics within this group of patients. They are older and have chronic diseases, such as hypertension, high blood lipids, and hyperglycemia. They might also have suffered some cardiovascular or cerebrovascular diseases in the past. This type of patient will be especially affected when the weather is cold.”

Between the start of winter and the end of 2021, Taipei recorded 282 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases. Although the Taipei City Fire Department can't say for sure that there is a link to cold weather, doctors say plummeting temperatures frequently trigger heart attacks in senior citizens and people suffering from the three highs, so they need to be especially careful when the weather is cold and there are big temperature differences.

 

巡邏警:「來喔,妹妹,先吃一點。」

送上熱食還有溫牛奶,儘管在捷運月台內,也要乘客先吃點食物。協助員警在旁關心,不斷提醒記得吃飯,就是因為這名女子一整天沒吃東西,日前搭捷運時,血糖過低、突然暈眩,被攙扶到月台石椅休息,巡邏員警見狀,上前協助。
 

巡邏警:「記得要吃飯!」


捷運警察隊第一分隊分隊長羅俊民表示:「該名蔡姓女學生與友人晚上相約於台北車站聚餐,所以早午餐均未進食,導致血糖過低、頭腦暈眩。」

公開台北捷運救護案件,110年多達85件,相較前年增加16件,捷運警察分析,因為天冷等原因,出現身體不舒服,就佔29件。也有醫師指出,冬天氣溫變化大,急診及門診收治患者數,增加至少2成。

台安醫院心臟內科醫師林謂文指出:「這類族群患者共同的特點就是年紀較大,本身有慢性病的族群,像是高血壓、高血脂、高血糖,可能之前也有一些心腦血管的疾病,這類患者在天氣冷的時特別容易受到影響。」


立冬後到去年年底,台北市因為內科疾病送醫,到院前呼吸心跳停止的案件,共有282件,雖然消防局無法判定,和天氣寒冷有關,但醫師提醒,氣溫驟降,容易導致長者、患有三高等民眾,誘發心肌梗塞等疾病,當天冷及劇烈溫差變化發生,必須特別注重保暖。
 

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