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HÀ NỘI – The Medical Examination and Treatment Department under the Health Ministry asked the Việt Nam-Germany Hospital to clarify information related to the death of a female patient after two intestine surgeries.
The move came following a report sent by the patient’s husband, Vũ Ngọc Đức, to the ministry and media agencies.
Accordingly, Nguyễn Thị Tú, from Hà Nội’s Thạch Thất District, was diagnosed with benign small intestine tumour and told to undergo an endoscopy.
On February 12, the operation was conducted following traditional method without any notice from the hospital.
Six days following the first surgery, Tú developed high fever and was advised to have a second surgery. She subsequently dies.
Nearly one month since her death, the patient’s family has yet to receive any response from the hospital.
The Medical Examination and Treatment Department has asked the hospital to clarify responsibilities of groups and individuals related to the case and impose strict penalties following regulations if there are any violations.
The clarification must be announced to the media and reported to the ministry before April 10. — VNS