Pregnant women in Ho Chi Minh City with Covid-19 are isolated and treated with their son

A 30-year-old pregnant woman with her 3-year-old son, recorded Covid-19 on May 28, was isolated for general treatment at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City and then moved to Can Gio.

Exchange with VnExpress, Doctor, Doctor Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that 10 weeks pregnant woman had cough, sore throat, no fever, no respiratory failure. A 3-year-old boy tested positive for Covid-19 and has not yet reported any symptoms.

According to Dr. Chau, the mother and daughter were initially isolated and monitored together at the Department of Infection D. On the afternoon of May 28, their health condition was stable, the mother and daughter were transferred to the Covid-19 treatment hospital in Can. Hours.

The father was also treated together with the mother and child. “Pregnant patients, have small children, general treatment for the whole family still ensure the safety principles under the doctor’s instructions, good mental and psychological health for the patient,” said Dr. Chau.

A pregnant woman living in Tan Phu district and her husband were found to have Covid-19 when they went with her husband for medical examination at Hoan My Saigon Hospital, on May 27. The couple’s 3-year-old son and two other F1 contacts were recorded with Covid-19. Up to now, this epidemic cluster has recorded 5 cases, the source of infection is unknown. This is the 5th infection chain in Ho Chi Minh City since April 27.

Regarding the risk to pregnant women infected with nCoV, according to the Ministry of Health, there is no scientific basis to confirm that the fetus is capable of transmitting infection through the placenta during pregnancy. Research published in the world shows that, when testing amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, placenta, vaginal fluid and milk of mothers with Covid-19, the results are negative for nCoV. Test results of throat secretions in babies born to infected mothers were also negative.

Most pregnant women infected with nCoV have mild or moderate clinical manifestations, a very few have severe disease. The treatment of pregnant women with Covid-19 should give priority to Covid-19 treatment. Obstetric intervention only when there are emergency obstetric symptoms or when the mother’s condition is severe, requiring consultation with relevant specialists. Imaging techniques such as chest X-ray and CT scan are the same as for non-pregnant people, but need to use means to protect the fetus.

In the past three days, Ho Chi Minh City has detected two outbreaks. As of this morning, a total of 68 cases were recorded in 12 districts. In which, the infection chain of the Renaissance Mission Church district is the largest with 63 cases. The chain related to the case detected at Hoan My Saigon Hospital has 5 cases. The previous two clusters included the restaurant O Thanh (5 patients), colleagues from the company in District 3 (2 patients).

The workplace of pregnant women was blocked on May 28. Photo courtesy of the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control.

Le Phuong