Doctors and nurses in Ho Chi Minh City continuously support epidemic outbreak provinces

Ho Chi Minh CityHospital Director Nguyen Tri Phuong and 11 doctors and nurses on the morning of November 2 left for Bac Lieu hospital, in the context that this province has upgraded the epidemic level to very high risk (red zone).

In addition to Covid-19 specific drugs, doctors of Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital carry 14 types of medical equipment necessary for the treatment and care of critically ill patients. According to the plan, the delegation will stay in Bac Lieu, directly participate in treatment at the Medical Center of Gia Rai town.

The medical team and doctors of Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital set out to provide aid to Bac Lieu province, on the morning of November 2. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health

Director of Cho Ray Hospital Nguyen Tri Thuc and a special task force of this hospital are also supporting Bac Lieu to fight the epidemic. The doctors surveyed, worked with provincial leaders and colleagues at the general hospital, and proposed options to support epidemic prevention. Since October 27, Dr. Huynh Quang Dai, Department of Emergency Resuscitation, Cho Ray Hospital (in charge of Department 2B of Ho Chi Minh City’s Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital) and nurse Tran Doan Thanh Truc have come to Bac Lieu to assist. advance assistance.

“The epidemic situation in Bac Lieu is very complicated, the risk of facing a big epidemic,” said Doctor Thuc. In recent days, Bac Lieu has recorded about 400 cases of Covid-19 per day, bringing the total number of cases in the 4th outbreak to more than 3,500.

After seeking urgent advice from Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long, Cho Ray Hospital shared 30,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 12,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine, Thong Nhat Hospital shared 5,000 doses of AstraZenca to Bac Lieu province. Many businesses from Ho Chi Minh City have supported this province with ventilators, mobile vaccination vehicles, oxygen filling stations, PCR testing machines, Covid-19 treatment equipment and machinery…

Recently, doctors and nurses from Ho Chi Minh City have been on their way to support other provinces that are experiencing outbreaks of epidemics. On October 30, Doctor Thuc and the delegation of Cho Ray Hospital went to Dak Lak to advise on anti-epidemic options. The hospital gave Dak Lak 20 high-functioning HFNC ventilators and 600 N95 medical masks and protective gear.

Doctor Tran Thanh Linh (Head of Emergency Department of Cho Ray Hospital and Deputy Director of Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital) participated in a survey of the epidemic situation and supported treatment in Dak Lak province over the past week. Dr. Linh suggested that the province upgrade the epidemic level. When stratifying treatment, it is necessary to increase the number of beds on the 2nd and 3rd floors. In addition to speeding up vaccination for people, Dak Lak needs a plan to zone early F0 to Avoid spreading the virus in the community.

According to Dr. Linh, supporting provinces to fight the epidemic is also a way to protect the achievements that Ho Chi Minh City has made in the past time. When Ho Chi Minh City returned to normal activities, workers and workers from other provinces also returned to factories, companies and enterprises in the city to work. By controlling the epidemic from neighboring provinces, workers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely return to Ho Chi Minh City, minimizing the risk of a new outbreak.

Doctor Huynh Quang Dai, Cho Ray Hospital, carries protective equipment to the car before leaving for Bac Lieu hospital, October 27.  Photo: Provided by the hospital.

Doctor Huynh Quang Dai, Cho Ray Hospital, carries medical supplies to the car to go to Bac Lieu hospital on October 27. Photo: Hospital provides

Previously, two delegations of Cho Ray Hospital, led by Dr. Linh and Doctor Nguyen Ngoc Sang (Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tropical Diseases), on October 15 supported Ca Mau and Soc Trang provinces to treat patients. Covid-19. On October 22, another group led by Doctor Pham Thanh Viet (Head of General Planning Department) arrived in Ca Mau.

In mid-October, the Thong Nhat Hospital delegation also supported Ninh Thuan province. Next, doctors from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City also came to Soc Trang; Trung Vuong Covid-19 Treatment Hospital, An Giang Hospital.

It is estimated that about 100 doctors and nurses in Ho Chi Minh City have visited epidemic hotspots to provide support, from mid-October until now.

Many southern provinces and Central Highlands are now recording more outbreaks with a high number of new infections. Meanwhile, the situation in Ho Chi Minh City has cooled down after more than 5 months of anti-epidemic, entering a new phase of opening and adapting.

Le Phuong