|After the first community acquired COVID-19 case was confirmed in Da Nang, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a contingent of doctors to the central city to assist the local healthcare sector with prevention work
The groups are comprised of specialists and experienced doctors of leading medical institutions such as the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi and Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
They are tasked with providing technical support for the local Da Nang healthcare sector in carrying out epidemiological investigations, localizing the virus, and conducting extensive testing, among others.
Some group members took part in COVID-19 prevention campaigns at virus hotspots like one in Hanoi’s Ha Loi village of Me Linh district or another at Bach Mai hospital. Doctors from Cho Ray Hospital got experience in treating Stephen Cameron, the British pilot who was the most severe coronavirus case in Vietnam.
Vietnam confirmed on July 25 a local resident of Da Nang City has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, ending a 99-day long streak in which no new locally transmitted infections have been recorded.
The patient, suffering respiratory failure, is in critical condition and is undergoing the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life support machine, in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Da Nang Hospital.
Another local resident of Da Nang tested positive midnight July 25, and this patient is on a ventilator in the ICU of Da Nang Hospital.
Vietnam has so far recorded 418 coronavirus cases, with 365 cases having fully recovered from the disease. No deaths have been reported.