Medical consultation group set up for severe COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1Medical experts discuss treatment for COVID-19 patients in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health on March 20 said that it has set up a specialised medical consultation group for the treatment of severe and critical COVID-19 cases in Vietnam.

The group comprises of 30 experts in the departments of intensive care, emergency, infectious diseases, microbiology, nutrition and pharmacy from leading hospitals such as the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital, the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases and Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, among others.

It will be supervised by Assoc. Prof., Dr Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Health Ministry’s Department for Medical Examination and Treatment, and headed by Prof. Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh, Chairman of the Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Poison Control Association of Vietnam.

The group will hold direct or online consultations per request of hospitals in charge of severe cases, and analyse the progress of those cases to give recommendations and suitable treatment for each patient.

With one more patient discharged from the hospital on March 20 morning, 17 out of 85 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Vietnam were declared cured and allowed to go home.

At present, COVID-19 patients are being treated at 12 medical facilities nationwide. There are 31 patients under treatment at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, with two in critical conditions./.