Preparations underway to repatriate British COVID-19 patient

(VOVWORLD) - The Ministry of Health on Monday held a medical consultation on the British COVID-19 patient, who has been undergoing treatment at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City for the past 96 days.
Preparations underway to repatriate British COVID-19 patient  - ảnh 1

The fifth national medical teleconference to evaluate health condition of the 43-year-old UK citizen, who is Vietnam's Patient 91 (Photo:

The patient has not used the ventilator for 10 days. He is now able to breathe on his own, and his kidney, heart, and liver functions have recovered.

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son said the patient has regained 85% of his lung function, is no longer in critical condition, and has entered a rehabilitation period.

“The patient has recovered enough to be discharged from the Intensive Care Unit. But, to be safe, we recommend that Cho Ray Hospital continue intensive care measures until he is healthy enough to be flown back to Scotland,” said Son.

According to the doctors, it will take 2 to 3 more weeks before he is able to travel safely.

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