Patient 19 with healthcare workers before leaving hospital on Wednesday. Photo suckhoedoisong.vn
HÀ NỘI — Four COVID-19 patients who returned to Việt Nam from Russia last month and received treatment at Thái Bình Province General Hospital were given the all-clear on Wednesday.
With the latest four, the total recoveries in Việt Nam reached 302, accounting for over 92 per cent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
The four patients were identified as Patient 305, Patient 309, Patient 317 and Patient 318. They are all in stable health condition, having no fever, no cough and no breathing difficulty, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Patient 305, a 36-year-old man, was taken to hospital on May 15 and tested negative for the coronavirus on May 30 and June 2.
Patient 309, a 30-year-old man, was taken to hospital on May 15, too. He tested negative for the coronavirus on May 22, May 30 and June 2.
Patient 317, a 29-year-old man, was taken to hospital on May 16 and tested negative for the virus on May 30 and June 2.
The last one, Patient 318, a 41-year-old woman, was taken to hospital on May 16. She tested negative for the virus on May 22, May 30 and June 2.
The four patients are among 345 Vietnamesse who were brought home from Moscow on Vietnam Airline’s VN0062 on May 13. The flight landed on Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh and all passengers were under quarantine upon their arrival.
As many as 34 out of the 345 passengers on that flight were confirmed as having COVID-19.
Meanwhile, in Hà Nội, Patient 19 – one of the most critical cases in Việt Nam – was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after she was given the all-clear last week.
The 64-year-old woman was the only patient in the north of Việt Nam requiring a life support machine (EMCO). Besides having COVID-19, she also has other diseases.
During her treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases since March 8, her heart stopped beating three times.
Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper reported that she would take a flight to her home in HCM City right after being discharged from hospital.
Her medical bill is about VNĐ1.5 billion (US$64,800) and would be covered by social insurance or the State budget as Việt Nam treats all Vietnamese confirmed coronavirus patients for free, but foreign patients treated here will have to pay hospital bills. — VNS