Earlier, at 19:00 on April 12, Tran Van Lam aged 43 from Phu Quy district, Binh Thuan province, a crew-member of trawler numbered BTh 97566 TS, experienced a critical pain in the right iliac fossa while his trawler was operating at sea.

The military medical force of the Medical Center of Truong Sa townlet taking care of the patient

At 12:00 on April 13, Tran Van Kiem (born in 1981), the captain of the trawler took the patient to the Medical Center of Truong Sa townlet.

After conducting an online health consultancy with medical experts of Military Hospital 175, the patient was diagnosed with appendicitis and the center’s doctors decided to perform the appendectomy. The patient is now recovering and continues to be monitored at the medical center.

Translated by Quynh Oanh