nCoV patients in Cho Ray have their throats rinsed to prevent the virus
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nCoV patients in Cho Ray have their throats rinsed to prevent the virus

Doctor Nguyen Tri Thuc, Director of Cho Ray Hospital, said on February 1 that patient Li Ding, 66 years old, had a PCR test 2 days ago and the results were negative for nCoV.

The 28-year-old son, Li Zichao, tested negative for nCoV on January 27 and is continuing to be monitored at the hospital.

Dr. Le Quoc Hung, Head of the Department of Tropical Diseases at Cho Ray Hospital, participating in direct treatment, said that there is currently no official treatment regimen to kill viruses and specific antiviral drugs.

The child was in good physical condition, so the treatment process only used one type of fever-reducing medicine, absolutely no antibiotics, and every morning he went to the hospital terrace to sunbathe and exercise.

Doctors let patients rinse their throats with antiseptic solution.

`Foreign documents have never mentioned it, but through treatment experience and scientific evidence on caring for patients on ventilators, we apply throat rinsing to help prevent infection and viruses. This is a measure.

The recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) have never applied this method.

The father has many underlying diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery insufficiency, and lung cancer and has undergone surgery.

`A person with both immunodeficiency and many diseases, even a slight change can have a big impact,` Dr. Hung said.

Doctors wear protective clothing before entering the patient isolation room at Cho Ray Hospital.

According to Dr. Hung, at first the Chinese father and son were very hesitant about going in for treatment.

`Initially when entering quarantine, the father had a violent reaction and did not comply, stripping off all the bed sheets and giving the patient’s clothes and refusing to wear them,` Dr. Hung said.

A group of about 30 doctors, bed X-ray technicians, cleaning staff… were carefully selected and went directly into the care room to treat 2 patients.

Associate Professor Phan Trong Lan, Director of Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, said that in the near future, he will coordinate with Cho Ray Hospital to take samples from all medical staff who have taken care of patients to monitor and research to determine the infection status.

The case of nCoV transmitted from person to person between a Chinese father and son was reported by doctors at Pasteur Institute and Cho Ray Institute in the world’s leading medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on January 28.

Mr. Li Ding and his wife arrived in Hanoi from Wuhan city on January 13.

The son lived in Long An 4 months ago, went to Nha Trang to meet his parents on January 17, then continued with his parents to Ho Chi Minh City and back to Long An.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 29 praised and rewarded Cho Ray Hospital doctors and nurses for successfully treating patients infected with nCoV.

On the afternoon of February 1, the Prime Minister announced an epidemic of acute respiratory infections caused by nCoV in Vietnam.

The pneumonia epidemic caused by nCoV started in Wuhan city, China, and was first reported on December 31, 2019.

Le Phuong

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