Spokesperson: Vietnam ensures health safety for foreigners

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Government always takes heed to and ensures medical care and health safety of foreigners in the nation, including citizens of the Republic of Korea (RoK), especially in the context of complicated nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang made the affirmation in reply to queries regarding the death of a Korean citizen infected with COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, during the ministry’s regular press conference on July 22.

She cited information from the municipal Department of External Affairs as saying that the patient died of the disease at Cho Ray Hospital on July 13.

“We are really sorry and would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the deceased ,” Hang said, adding that the patient received treatment at one of the most leading medical facilities in Vietnam and received the wholehearted care of the hospital's medical staff in the best possible conditions, but it is unfortunate that the patient failed to survive.

Vietnamese competent agencies have been working with the Korean side to resolve post-death procedures.

Vietnamese agencies and localities will review related protocols and work hand in hand with foreign representative offices in the country to deal with emerging issues in a timely manner, and avoid the repetition of similar incidents in the future, the official added.