Doctors, nurses nationwide unite with HCM City in COVID-19 fight

VOV.VN - A number of localities from across the country have dispatched numerous doctors and nurses as part of efforts to assist Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s current COVID-19 epicentre, in its ongoing fight against the pandemic.

On July 12 as many as 39 doctors and nurses from Quang Nam province’s General Hospital arrived in HCM City. The medical team have previous experience in fighting the virus in the locality.

“Quang Nam had received plenty of support from HCM City’s healthcare workers when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the locality in 2020,” said nurse Nguyen Bang Tram. “Now HCM City is struggling hard to cope with the fresh outbreak, we cannot cross our arms without doing anything.”

“Young doctors and nurses like me are not afraid of the difficulties they may face and are eager to unite with the entire country to fight the pandemic,” the young nurse confided.

On the same day, a medical team from Nghe An province made up 60 staff flew to HCM City to support the southern metropolis’s ongoing struggle against the pandemic.

This marks the third time that Nghe An has sent medical staff to a COVID-19 hotspot, following two previous outbreaks in Da Nang City and Ha Tinh province.

A further 70 healthcare workers departed Quang Ninh province to HCM City, with the entire group receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Before their departure, staff had been training on treatment regimens, taking samples as part of COVID-19 testing, caring for patients with COVID-19, deploying personal protection measures, and infection control.

Furthermore, a volunteer team from An Phuoc General Hospital in Binh Thuan province joined the COVID-19 fight in the southern metropolis on July 13. A total of 14 members consisting of six doctors and eight nurses aged between 26 and 30 from intensive care, emergency resuscitation, and artificial kidney units are making up the group.

Moreover, over 150 doctors and nurses from Hai Phong City and Thai Binh province are ready to join the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in HCM City, with most of them already having experience in pandemic combat in their respective localities.

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