Four leading medical professionals of Vietnam were sent to Hue Central Hospital and Quang Nam General Hospital on August 13 to reinforce the frontline contingent of doctors in treating serious Covid-19 patients, Tuoi Tre online reported, citing Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.
The professionals are Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh, president of Vietnam Association for Emergency Resuscitation and Poison Control; Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh, president of Vietnam Infectious Association; Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu, director of Hanoi University Medical Hospital; and Dr. Ngo Quy Chau, president of the Vietnam Respiratory Association.
As reported by the Covid-19 treatment subcommittee, the two hospitals are currently treating some Covid-19 patients who are in critical condition and at high risk of fatality.
Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long also confirmed that his ministry has fully met the needs of medical equipment, drugs and supplies for treating Covid-19 patients in the two above-mentioned hospitals. The ministry will continue to provide ventilators and telemedicine devices for remote treatment and consultation in Quang Nam General Hospital.
The acting minister acknowledged the great efforts of all health workers in the two hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, the minister announced the donation of VND1 billion (US$43,040) to each hospital for supporting daily activities of health workers.
Mr. Long also asked the two hospitals to make efforts to minimize Covid-19 fatalities.
At the time of writing, Vietnam had reported 911 Covid-19 cases, of which 425 have recovered and been discharged from hospital, and 21 deaths.
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