Ministry of Health and Welfare Report on the Continued Oversight of Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion (2nd Week of November)

  • Data Source:Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Created:2015-11-12
  • Last Updated:2017-01-11

In response to the medical and welfare demands following the Formosa Fun Coast dust explosion, continued effort has been put to the medical care follow-up of the injured, use of cadaveric skin, dispatch of medical supplies, case-based care, and grant of hardship and overtime allowance for workers; details of these works are given below: 

1. Medical care and treatment of the injured: By 10:00 on November 12, a total of 39 patients were still under hospitalized care and treatment, of whom 6 were in intensive care wards, 3 were in critical condition, and 14 deaths were recorded. 

2. Patients’ care and service: By November 11, a total of 6,829 social workers have been dispatched to make 31,929 consolation visits, and a total of 39,072 medical social workers have been dispatched to provide care services for 76,790 patients and their family members. 

3. The first batch of imported cadaveric skin from overseas totaled 700,000 cm2, being distributed to 34 hospitals. The cumulative supply reached 595,800 cm2, and cumulative usage totaled 553,700 cm2, representing a usage rate of 92.92%. Inventory remained at Food and Drug Administration was 104,100 cm2, and inventory remained at hospitals was 42,100 cm2. 

4. Regarding the review and grant of hardship and overtime allowance for workers, as of November 12, a total of 77 hospitals have submitted applications for their medical personnel, involving a total amount of NT$219,671,675, with NT$107,042,780 already granted; a total of 84 hospitals have submitted applications for their nursing personnel, involving a total amount of NT$97,878,504, with NT$26,114,701 already granted; a total of 78 hospitals have submitted applications for their social work personnel, involving a total amount of NT$6,039,313, with NT$5,016,333 already granted. Other applications are still under review or being notified for providing supplementary documents.