Patients with nCoV at Cho Ray Hospital were gargling to prevent virus

Chinese patients treated at Cho Ray Hospital were opened by the doctor to create a natural airflow, gargle with antiseptic solution.

Doctor Nguyễn Trí Thức, Director of Cho Ray Hospital, said on February 1 that Li Ding, 66 years old, had a PCR test two days ago and was negative for nCoV. Doctors are continuing to take test samples at the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, if the result is negative twice, it will confirm that the patient is completely cured.

28-year-old son Li Zichao, who tested negative for the nCoV on Jan. 27, is undergoing follow-up in the hospital. These are the first two positive patients recorded in Vietnam.

Dr. Lê Quốc Hưng – Head of the Department of Tropical Diseases, Cho Ray Hospital, who participated in the direct treatment, said that there is currently no formal treatment regimen for killing viruses and specific anti-viral drugs. The general recommendation is supportive treatment. Treatment varies from place to place based on each patient’s situation.

The son is in good condition so the treatment process uses only one antipyretic drug, absolutely no antibiotics, every morning to the rooftop of the hospital sunbathing and exercise. Besides, there are some radical measures such as opening the door to create a natural airflow. Prevention has 12 natural airflow per hour, high room temperature, sunshine, reducing virus life.

Doctors give patients gargle with antiseptic solution.

“Foreign material has never been mentioned, but through the experience of treatment and scientific evidence about caring for ventilator patients, we apply gargling to help prevent infections and prevent viruses. This is a different method, ”said Dr. Hùng.

The recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) have never applied this method. After only 4 days of treatment, the child changed well and tested negative for the virus.

The father had many underlying diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary insufficiency, and lung cancer that had undergone surgery. The doctor must test every day to determine what might happen, thereby adjusting the amount of medication.

“A person who has both a weakened immune system and a wide range of diseases, even just a slight change,” Hùng said. Most important is to monitor and apply all clinical treatment experience for early detection of complications and prevention.

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Medical attendant wearing protective clothing before entering patient isolation room at Cho Ray Hospital.

According to Dr. Hùng, the Chinese father and son were initially afraid to go into treatment. The father does not speak English or Vietnamese, the son does not speak English much. When asked for isolation, they were worried about not wanting to do it, doctors had to spend a lot of time persuading.

“At first when he was in isolation, the father had a violent reaction of non-compliance, stripped all the sheets, put clothes that the patients refused to wear,” Dr. Hùng said. Gradually seeing the dedicated medical staff, both becoming more friendly, always thankful and fortunate to have been treated in Vietnam.

A group of about 30 medical doctors, technicians in bed X-ray, cleaning team … were carefully selected, directly into the care room, treated 2 patients.

Associate Professor Phan Trọng Lân, Director of Pasteur City, said that he would coordinate with Cho Ray Hospital to take samples to test all medical staff who took care of patients to monitor and research to determine if the infection status among health workers if any.

The case of nCov transmission from human-to-human of the Chinese father and son was reported by the Pasteur and Cho Ray doctors on the world’s leading medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on January 28.

Mr. Li Ding and his wife from Wuhan City arrived in Hanoi on January 13. On January 17, he started having a fever, the couple moved to Nha Trang by plane, resided until January 19, and continued to board SE5 train into Ho Chi Minh City. On January 20, the family went to Long An by taxi.

The son in Long An from 4 months ago, went to Nha Trang to meet his parents on January 17, then continued with his parents to go to Ho Chi Minh City and back to Long An. On January 20, the son had similar symptoms to his father. Father and son came to Binh Chanh to visit, be consulted at Cho Ray Hospital and quickly isolated for treatment. The wife is not sick.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc praised and rewarded Doctors at Cho Ray Hospital on January 29 for successfully treating nCoV-infected patients.

In the afternoon of February 1, the Prime Minister announced an outbreak of acute respiratory infections caused by nCoV in Vietnam. The Ministry of Health also announced an acute respiratory infection caused by corona virus in Khanh Hoa province, after identifying a 25-year-old receptionist positive for nCoV, on the evening of January 31. To date, Vietnam has 7 positive cases with nCoV.

The outbreak of pneumonia caused by nCoV in Wuhan City, China, was first reported on December 31,2019. As of Feb. 2, China recorded more than 14,000 people infected and 304 deaths.

According to Lê Phương