Three nCoV patients from Vinh Phuc receive discharge from hospital

VOV.VN - Three patients from the northern province of Vinh Phuc who had been infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) were released from the National Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh district of Hanoi on the afternoon of February 10 following their successful treatment.

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The trio of patients were among the eight nCoV-infected workers who had entered the country from Wuhan in China on January 17.

The group of workers were originally sent to China by Nihon Plast Co., Ltd. of Japan to take part in a series of training courses in Wuhan of Hubei province. They had been training in the Chinese city for two and a half months before returning to the country on January 17 on a Southern Airlines flight.

The discharge of the patients comes after Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen stated that the health sector has undertaken a number of drastic measures since the first nCoV case was reported.

As a result, six out of the 14 nCoV cases detected in the country have been discharged from hospital following their successful treatment.

Amid a number of complicated developments relating to the epidemic, the Ministry of Health has also requested that hospitals nationwide prepare sufficient medical equipment and human resources in order to be ready to admit any patients displaying severe symptoms, whilst also supporting grassroots hospitals in the fight against the spread of the nCoV.

Due to the successful treatment of the three patients, the Ministry of Health has also recommended that the hospital conduct research and co-operate alongside other hospitals in order to offer the best treatment for nCoV-infected patients due to there currently being no specific medicine or vaccine that can cure the virus, Deputy Minister Tuyen noted.

The Deputy Minister went on to emphasis that lessons must be learnt from the discharged cases by improving the immune system of patients, using antibiotic therapy in the case of superinfection, adding supplements such as protein, minerals, and  vitamins to the diet of patients, and opening the door while co-ordinating with other units to provide proper treatment for patients.

Doctor Nguyen Trung Cap, head of the emergency department of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, said the hospital has been following treatment protocols issued by the Ministry of Health.

At present the hospital has successfully treated five patients, three of which were discharged from the hospital on February 10.

According to Dr. Cap, the most important move when dealing with potential cases is to isolate the patients so there is no possibility of them infecting the medical staff and spreading the disease to the wider community.


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