There seems to be symptoms that require urgency.

Child’s Symptoms


How to call an ambulance

First dial 119!

  • 1. Dial “119” without the area code.
  • 2. Tell them "I need an ambulance."
  • 3. Tell the following:
    • □ Child's age
    • □ Child's name
    • □ Address
    • □ Phone number
    • □ Building of your location
  • 4. Describe your child's symptoms.

While waiting for an ambulance

  • 1. Prepare the following:
    • □ Health insurance card
    • □ Medical expenses deduction certificate (infant)
    • □ Maternal and Child Handbook
    • □ Medication Handbook
    • □ Body temperature tracking notes
    • □ Change of clothes, diapers
    • □ Money
  • 2. Unlock the front door
  • 3. If you have family members or neighbors, ask for them to notify you when the ambulance arrives.

Let's be careful when going to hospital by ambulance

  • 1. Check sources of fire before leaving home!
  • 2. Don't forget to close your door!

Points to check for animal bite

  • Be aware of changes in the way your child is breathing. If changes include feeling of suffocation or if there is wheezing, etc, you should indicate this when calling for an ambulance.

At your visit, let your doctor know

  • What is the animal that bit your child? (snake, wildlife, stray dog, cat, etc.)
  • Has your child had the triple vaccine (DPT), or two combination vaccine (DT), three or more times?

>>Return to the check screen for Animal bite

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