19 May 2024
17 people who were in critical condition at the Covid-19 Recovery Hospital were discharged 3

17 people who were in critical condition at the Covid-19 Recovery Hospital were discharged 3

Ho Chi Minh City 17 people tested negative or positive but had a low virus concentration index CT ≥ 30, eligible to leave the Covid-19 Recovery Hospital and return to home quarantine, on the afternoon of July 26.

Doctor Tran Thanh Linh, Deputy Head of the Intensive Care Department (ICU), Cho Ray Hospital, and Deputy Director of the Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital, said that among the 17 people, many of them had been on ventilators or high-flow oxygen.

According to Dr. Linh, this result is a great effort of medical forces from many hospitals across the country, after more than 10 days of hospital operation.

`This is an optimistic signal, giving more motivation and more spirit to medical staff to continue treating more patients,` said Dr. Linh.

Doctor Le Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital and Deputy Director of Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital, signed the discharge papers for the patient.

Doctor Nguyen Tri Thuc, Director of Cho Ray Hospital and Director of Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital, said the hospital has now completed phase one with 460 treatment beds.

This place is mobilizing human resources and equipment such as ventilators, ECMO, dialysis machines… to increase capacity to 700 beds in the near future.

`The amount of work is huge,` said Dr. Thuc.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son highly appreciated Ho Chi Minh City’s efforts to build a hospital specializing in treating serious and critically ill patients, as well as the participation of medical staff from the city as well as from many localities across the country.

17 people who were in critical condition at the Covid-19 Recovery Hospital were discharged

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son (black shirt, middle) visited and encouraged doctors and nurses at the Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital, on the occasion of the first 17 patients being discharged from the hospital.

The Covid-19 Recovery Hospital was formed from the rapid conversion of functions from the Oncology Hospital 2, on July 13.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, on July 26, an additional 2,115 cases were discharged from the hospital, bringing the total number of patients cured since the pandemic to 14,704.

Ho Chi Minh City hospitals are treating 38,733 positive patients, including patients with PCR test results and rapid antigen test results.

Le Phuong

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