Checking the health of a Lao child. Photo for illustration

On December 25, the Vietnamese doctors, directed by Colonel Nguyen Dung from International Patients Department, successfully saved patient Thao Huong, aged 36, suffering from multiple organ failures. Huong was hospitalized in a state of dyspnea, cyanosis, and anuria due to heart failure and at risk of acute pulmonary edema, renal failure, and liver failure. 

The patient was laid with a high head, provided with oxygenation and given diuretic injections continuously. After more than two hours of intensive treatment, the patient felt better and found it easier to breath. The patient is now under further treatment at the hospital.

Earlier, also at the Lao hospital, Vietnamese doctors under the direction of Captain Nguyen Van Thai from the Obstetric Department saved one of the twin newborns of pregnant Po Do, a native of Pieng Luong village, Muong May district. After birth, the second baby had signs of asphyxiation, no breathing, and cyanosis. Immediately, doctors and other medical staff tried techniques to help the baby breathe. The doctors let the baby breathe oxygen, instructed the on-spot medical staff to complete procedures to transfer the patient to a higher-level hospital for further treatment.

Translated by Chung Anh