Particularly, the Health Director of the Sudan mission thanked the Vietnamese doctors for helping the patient overcome the life-threatening illness. Meanwhile, representatives of the U.N. Mission in Bentiu expressed their admiration for the professional competence and humanitarian spirit of the Vietnamese doctors.

Patient William treated by personnel from the Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 2 of Vietnam

Discharged from hospital, William made a phone call to thank the personnel of the Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 2 of Vietnam for saving his live. In a text message to his doctor at the field hospital, William expressed his appreciation for the wholehearted care and sentiment of the hospital’s personnel. “You have done a great job in helping patients,” said William.

According to Doctor Nguyen Van Tam, Head of the Outpatient Department of the Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 2 of Vietnam, the patient was hospitalized in critical condition with different symptoms, including fever, right flank pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and yellow skin and eyes.

Tests showed that liver enzymes and bilirubin continued to increase, which indicates damage to liver cells. Doctor Nguyen Viet Phuong said the patient needed dialysis immediately or he would be in a coma or dead at any time. The Vietnamese doctors carefully monitored and treated the patient. After four days in the hospital, the patient’s health got better. 

However, due to the insufficient healthcare system, leaders of the field hospital asked the Health Director of the U.N. Mission in South Sudan to take the patient to a higher-level medical establishment for further treatment. 

Translated by Tran Hoai