Rescuers dealt with 1,272 call-outs on Christmas Eve. Most people suffered from high blood pressure and urgent stomachaches, caused by bad dieting, as stems from the reports of the Emergency Medical Service Operational Centre.
“We recorded the most call-outs in the Košice Region, where 207 patients needed help,” said Alena Krčová, spokesperson for the Emergency Medical Service Operational Centre, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that the fewest call-outs were recorded in the Trnava Region, only 120.
Doctors and medical workers of University Hospital Bratislava treated nearly 270 people on Christmas Eve. While five people suffered from problems caused by fish bones, 24 were treated for stomachaches. About 13 people drank too much alcohol, the hospital’s spokesperson Eva Kliská told TASR.
The operators of 155 emergency phone line also reported calls from patients with some breathing problems, lone seniors and mentally ill people whose health condition worsened during Christmas.