|Two sick people from Chàm Islands, off the coast of Hội An City, receive first aid on board a rescue ship. The ship safely carried the two patients to the port of Đà Nẵng in the rough seas on Wednesday night for further treatment. Photo courtesy MRCC2|
CHÀM ISLANDS — A female teacher and a soldier from the Chàm Islands, 20km off the coast of Hội An, were safely brought to shore for medical treatment amid rough seas due to Storm Goni on Wednesday night.
High waves from 3m to 4m with wind gusts of 60km had isolated the islands from Monday to Wednesday.
The Đà Nẵng-based Maritime Rescue and Search Coordination Centre No 2 (MRCC2) said on Thursday, teacher Võ Thị Lợi, 44, fell into a coma after a three-day high fever, and Hồ Văn Minh, 21, a soldier of the Quảng Nam Provincial military command, had been sick for days at the islands’ health centre.
A rescue ship from the centre and a team of doctors in Đà Nẵng were sent to the islands in high waves and rough seas on Wednesday evening to carry the two ill patients to the mainland at night.
The two patients have been treated at Đà Nẵng General Hospital.
Storm Goni, which has weakened into a low-pressure system in central Việt Nam, caused bad weather and heavy downpours in the central region from Wednesday afternoon.
Boats were banned travelling between the Islands and mainland ports in the region from Monday. VNS