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Children admitted to the hospital with diarrheal

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,23/05/2018

Parents were urged to take extra care of their children because Tonga is currently experiencing the change in the weather patterns from summer to winter season.

The Medical Superintendent of Vaiola Dr Lisiate ‘Ulufonua, says since last month, children aged five and younger were seeking medical help from the hospital. Most of the patients had diarrheal.

Adults were also admitted with the flu such as blocked nose, high fever and coughing.

Dr ‘Ulufonua urges the public not to take anti-biotic such as penicillin but to seek medical advise from the doctor.

Health Officials are also concerned with the number of people taking traditional medicine instead of prescribed medicine from the doctor.

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