On the morning of January 24 (January 30), the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health held an emergency meeting to evaluate and unify measures to cope with the Wuhan pneumonia (nCoV-grade pneumonia – corona virus) disease in Ho Chi Minh City. .HCM and surrounding localities. The urgent meeting was attended by Mr. Le Thanh Liem – Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
The emergency meeting was attended by many medical units in Ho Chi Minh City and the news agency on the morning of 30 Tet.
At the meeting this morning, after receiving and treating the disease of two Chinese father-son who were positive for corona virus in Ho Chi Minh City, the representative of Cho Ray Hospital – Ho Chi Minh City also had the latest information. .
According to Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang – Department of Tropical Diseases, Cho Ray Hospital, on January 13, the father named LD (66 years old) and his wife from Wuhan City China to Hanoi by plane, then moved. By plane to Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa).
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang – Department of Tropical Diseases, Cho Ray Hospital said the good news when the health of two infected people is recovering very well.
On 17.1, the son named L.Z (28 years old) living and working in Long An went to Nha Trang to meet his parents and stay together for 4 days and then moved to Ho Chi Minh City by train.
When he returned to Ho Chi Minh City, his father developed a fever, and after three days his son had the same symptoms. On January 20, three people took a taxi to Long An. On January 22, their family went to Binh Chanh District Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City) to visit and then were advised to Cho Ray Hospital.
On the evening of January 22 at the Emergency Department, through clinical examination and epidemiological exploitation, doctors suspected that 2 patients with coronary virus infection should be transferred to strict isolation in the Department of Tropical Diseases.
Samples were sent to Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute, 6 hours after the result of identifying them positive for corona virus (also called nCoV).
Two cases are being treated at Cho Ray.
“Until this morning, two patients were in stable condition, the father still had a slight fever but reduced his symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, being able to eat, drink and walk normally. The son was perfectly healthy, from today. The fever has gone away. Both of them are so much better … “, Doctor Sang information.
According to Dr. Sang, the mother / wife who is staying at the hotel has received 2 father and daughter from the past, but has not shown signs of illness and is being monitored. Also related to the corona virus case, at Cho Ray Hospital, since being warned on December 31, 2019, the hospital has conducted, issued procedures and organized internships to use these procedures. protective action should be taken when receiving appropriate treatment.
“The good news this morning is that the two patients are recovering so well that everyone can rest easy, don’t worry“, Sang said.
Information units on the prevention of Wuhan pneumonia disease.
According to Mr. Nguyen Huu Hung – Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, people should not be too worried and confused because the health sector has prepared the best way to be ready to meet even the worst situation. There are plans to deploy.
“People need to improve their personal health, the houses must be well ventilated. When in doubt, go to the medical facility for examination, the doctor will give specific advice. Although it is a holiday, all Subordinate units, including line ministries, are also invited to be reminded. We have to be more serious and intuitive than the previous holidays because this is a period where we are not allowed to neglect. “, Mr. Hung informed.
Mr. Hung shared with the press.
Mr. Le Thanh Liem – Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee spoke at an emergency meeting in the morning of January 24.
Earlier, in the evening of January 23, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son flew directly to the South and came to Cho Ray Hospital to check the disease prevention.
Deputy Minister requested hospital urgently notify the localities that patients have gone through to monitor; direct leadership, first aid, prevention of infections, tropical diseases thoroughly. For suspected cases of coronary virus infection, BV needs to be tested immediately. After directing at Cho Ray Hospital, Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son continued to go to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City to check the process of preparing for the prevention of epidemic here.
This morning, the Ministry of Health is expected to hold an emergency meeting to evaluate and agree on measures to cope with the Wuhan pneumonia (coronary pneumonia – corona virus) in 11am.