UK ambassador thanks Vietnam for sparing no efforts to save British pilot

Ambassador Gareth Ward has said he completely believes in the qualification and ethics of Vietnamese doctors.

During a visit to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases on June 26, British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward expressed his thanks to Vietnamese doctors for working tirelessly to save a British pilot who was infected with Covid-19.

British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Ian Gibbons joined the ambassador during the meeting with the hospital’s doctors.

UK ambassador, British pilot, Covid-19 patient  Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, director of Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases (left), and British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward (center) in the hospital visit. Photo provided by the hospital

Ambassador Gareth Ward said he completely believes in the qualification and ethics of the doctors at the hospital, one of the leading ones in combating Covid-19 in Vietnam.

The ambassador visited several departments at the hospital, including the testing department that has performed more than 15,000 RT-PCR tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in Vietnam.

Gareth Ward also visited the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), a UK medical organization, which has been collaborating with the hospital in carrying out research projects on infectious diseases since 1991.

In the context of the complicated Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, the British ambassador said his embassy will work closely with the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City to provide better health care for both British and Vietnamese citizens.

The 43-year-old pilot is Vietnam’s most critical Covid-19 patient so far.

He had stayed at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases for 65 days and several times suffered life-threatening emergencies during the treatment.

The patient had to battle for life as his lungs were seriously damaged due to infection complications. He was put on ECMO, a life support machine.

The Briton has gradually recovered since he was transferred to Cho Ray Hospital, also in Ho Chi Minh City. He now can breathe unaided, walk, communicate well with others, and has been practicing physical therapy and is expected to be discharged soon from hospital.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Vietnam reports three new imported coronavirus cases, tally rises to 352

Vietnam has undergone 70 days without local transmission. Read more »

Schools not allowed to open before September 1

Schools not allowed to open before September 1 Read more »

Obstetrics and Children Hospital in Mekong Delta province officially opened

Obstetrics and Children Hospital in Mekong Delta province officially opened Read more »

Ho Chi Minh City university joins telecoms behemoth Viettel in 5G chip research

One Ho Chi Minh City-based university has partnered with a local technological corporation in an ambitious effort to create their own 5G integrated circuits, or 5G chipsets. The University of Technology (UT) under the... Read more »

No new COVID-19 case reported overnight

No new case of COVID-19 was reported overnight, leaving the total number at 370 as of 6am on July 12, according to the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control. Read more »

No new COVID-19 cases reported, Patient 91 discharged from hospital

Vietnam did not record any new cases of coronavirus infection on July 11 afternoon, keeping the tally at 370, the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control said. Read more »

Cho Ray Hospital organises discharge ceremony for Patient 91

General view of the ceremony held by Cho Ray Hospital to announce the discharge of Patient 91. NDO – Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital held a ceremony on the morning of... Read more »

Schools for gifted students need to be reformed in Industry 4.0

Schools for gifted students need to be reformed in Industry 4.0 Read more »

Doctors warn of rove beetles’ attack

Doctors warn of rove beetles’ attack Read more »

25 percent of Vietnam’s population have heart disease, high blood pressure

25 percent of Vietnam’s population have heart disease, high blood pressure Read more »