Prepare for emergency situations on pilot repatriation flights

Prepare for emergency situations on pilot repatriation flights 7
Prepare for emergency situations on pilot repatriation flights 7

According to Vietnam Airlines, the pilot patient took a flight at 7:00 p.m. on July 11 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, then transferred to a commercial flight to London departing at 11:00 p.m. the same day.

Doctor Nguyen Tri Thuc, Director of Cho Ray Hospital – where the patient just finished treatment on the morning of July 11, said that although the patient completely recovered from Covid-19 and was healthy enough to return home, on the journey

Experts from the Treatment Subcommittee of the Ministry of Health, Cho Ray Hospital, the British Consulate General, the patient’s insurance company, the Family clinic – the transport medical unit and Vietnam Airlines Flight 919 –

Doctor Thuc shared: `We have calculated each stage one by one. Each stage is to prevent the most serious situations that can occur to the patient’s health.`

Experts believe that the patient has just experienced a serious illness, especially the damaged lungs are almost completely frozen, suffering from `cytokine storm` syndrome – the immune system overreacts against the body… Diseases

According to Dr. Thuc, experts discussed every smallest detail, such as what type of plane to use, seat position on the plane, sitting position, and how to place the patient’s feet.

`If there is an emergency during transport, the patient will be taken to the nearest clinic or hospital. We have contacted and worked with a team of foreign doctors in advance to prevent force majeure situations.

The pilot patient received a discharge certificate and a 9-time nCoV negative certificate, with Director of Medical Examination and Treatment Luong Ngoc Khue (right) and doctors of Cho Ray Hospital, the morning of July 11.

A representative of Family Clinic, in charge of medical transportation of the patient, said that the flight journey was divided into 7 stages to get to the patient’s hometown hospital in Scotland.

The 43-year-old Scottish-British pilot patient, `patient 91`, was discharged from the hospital this morning, ending 115 days of Covid-19 treatment and intensive resuscitation.

This is the most serious Covid-19 patient in Vietnam.

`All the intelligence of medical experts, doctors, and nurses across the country must be utilized to save patients,` Director of Cho Ray Hospital affirmed.

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