NDO – Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital held a ceremony on the morning of July 11 to report on the treatment process of Patient 91, a 43-year-old British pilot, and discharge him after 116 days of COVID-19 treatment.
The event was attended by Director of the Ministry of Health’s Medical Services Administration Department Luong Ngoc Khue, the leader of Cho Ray Hospital and the doctors directly engaged in treating Patient 91, and representatives from the UK Consulate General in HCM City and the Flight Crew Division 919 of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, where the patient works and also that will bring him home.
“Today is a very happy day for the Vietnamese health sector and doctors. We have just said goodbye to Patient 91 and given him a certificate before his discharge,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue.
Earlier on July 10, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son had a working session at Cho Ray Hospital to inspect preparations for the transfer of Patient 91 to his home country.
Currently, the Vietnamese Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, and the UK Consulate General have completed the procedures and schedule for the repatriation of the patient.
After all the hospital discharge procedures are finalised, Patient 91 will board a flight to Hanoi at 7pm today (July 11) to take another flight to the UK from Noi Bai International Airport at 11pm.
Patient 91 was the most severe COVID-19 case with the longest treatment time in Vietnam. He underwent a total of 116 days of treatment after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, including 65 days at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, and 51 days of intensive care and rehabilitation at Cho Ray Hospital.
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