The committee stated on March 20 that among the COVID-19 patients who are currently being treated at the nation’s 12 health facilities, there are a total of 46 Vietnamese patients and 24 foreign nationals. Of the group, two patients who suffer from severe health complications have been receiving intensive treatment, while another seven patients have been deteriorating at an alarming rate.
Despite this, all of the remaining cases are in a stable health condition whilst one of the patients has become eligible to be discharged from hospital.
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district has provided treatment for 27 of the country’s COVID-19 cases, with several of patients recently testing negative for the COVID-19 for the very first time. They include a Vietnamese, a Mexican, a British, and an Irish.
Most notably, two patients who have been suffering from severe symptoms relating to the COVID-19 include a 64-year-old Vietnamese female patient, along with a 69-year-old British patient who is known to have underlying diseases and has been placed under strict surveillance at the intensive care unit of the hospital. As of March 15, both patients have been put on a ventilator and dialysis.
The two patients are still being closely monitored by doctors working at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, along with leading experts from Bach Mai Hospital.
With regards to the female patient and the rapid progressive respiratory failure she is suffering, experts from the Ministry of Health have agreed to apply Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy.
At present, the country has conducted over 15,000 test samples in order to detect the COVID-19. A total of 38,081 have been quarantined for observation and treatment at health centres and their homes across the country.