The wounds of Hoan Kiem Lake’s giant turtle have been healed after a month of treatment and it is now free of fungal diseases, affirmed an official of the Hanoi Science and Technology Department.

At a meeting held in Hanoi on May 5 to consider the treatment results for the turtle, Director of the department Le Xuan Rao said medical examinations for the legendary turtle, thought to be one of the most endangered species of turtles in the world, are conducted once a week.

Deputy Chairman of the City People’s Committee Nguyen Van Khoi asked relevant departments and branches to propose the best solution to attach a monitoring equipment on the turtle for its future periodic medical examinations.

He also assigned the department to analyse the quality of the lake’s water and mud at dredged areas to find out the best solutions to clean up the remaining areas of the lake so the turtle can be soon released back into the lake./.