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Police escort woman bitten by pit viper to hospital in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police helped a woman bitten by a brown spotted pit viper in Keelung to cut her trip to the hospital by 10 minutes Thursday (Nov. 18), and she was declared to be in no dan...

Taiwan amendment would give married women autonomy on abortion decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public debate is brewing as the Ministry of Health and Welfare's (MOHW) Health Promotion Administration (HPA) considers amending the Eugenic Health Law to allow marr...

Taiwan considers donating surplus Medigen vaccines overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said during an interpellation session on Monday (Oct. 25) that he estimates there will be a surplus of Taiwan’s ...

Health ministry aims to loosen Taiwan's border controls by November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced on Thursday (Oct. 21) that it will consider loosening border restrictions when the full vaccination coverage rate excee...

CECC says Taiwan-made Medigen inoculations set for late August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that inoculations of a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are...

Legislator calls for post-COVID rehabilitation aid in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) of the KMT on Tuesday (Aug. 3) urged government assistance in the rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients who are still coming to terms with the...

Taiwan's Medigen could be up to 90% effective against COVID: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on Phase II clinical trials, a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) could be up to 90% effective against the virus, whi...

Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine gets green light for manufacturing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗 MVC) has received government approval to begin mass production. Health Minister and CECC ...

Taiwan eyes Uber-style caretaker system for hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus pandemic has spurred Taiwan to recalibrate its National Health Insurance (NHI) policies as the Cabinet discusses the budget for next year. The budget re...

Ministry of Economic Affairs defends quality of Taiwan-made masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) responded to criticism by Austrians that Taiwan-made masks are not up to standard, compared to the FFP2 masks Austrians are require...

Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

Donation methods to victims of the eastern Taiwan train derailment announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the aftermath of the deadly Hualien train derailment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted a number of ways members of the public can donate to the victims ...

Taiwan president, vice president, premier each to donate 1 month's salary to disaster relief fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said Monday (April 5) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), and Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) w...

Donate to Taiwan relief fund for Hualien rail disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has set up a relief fund following the train crash near Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan on Friday (April 2). The incident, whic...

Taiwan to offer genetic testing for treatment of 6 cancers

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has announced that it plans to launch a pilot program to offer genetic tests for the targeted treatment of six types of cancer, with the aim of helpi...