Frontline medical experts working at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) have been working tirelessly as they strive to provide care and treatment for patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
At present, the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 is treating over 30 cases of patients suffering from the COVID-19.
A doctor wears personal protective clothing as they provide a health-check for a COVID-19 patient.
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 is at the forefront of providing treatment for COVID-19 patients.
Frontline doctors discuss ways to provide suitable treatment for COVID-19 cases
A typical day will usually involve medical workers doing 12-hour shifts. As a result, some departments such as Emergency and Active Resuscitation, doctors, and nurses must work tirelessly to see to patients.
With the COVID-19 being a new strain of the virus the treatment for must strictly follow the anti-bacterial process, doctors state
As a means of avoiding infection, healthcare professionals working in quarantine facilities must regularly don protective clothing in an effort to ensure their own safety.
Medical workers wearing protective clothing take samples from their patients
Individuals suffering from COVID-19 receive medicine from nurses
Aside from treating patients, health workers must take care of severely sick patients who require the use of a medical ventilator. Doctor Do Thi Phuong Mai, Deputy Head of the Department of General Infectious Diseases, believes that medical workers can overcome these challenges providing that each COVID-19 case responds well to treatment.
A camp bed has been set up in an office for medical workers to rest at the hospital. For almost two months, the majority of healthcare professionals have stayed on site to take care and treat infected patients.
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