Field Hospital 5A of the Ministry of National Defense at Division 317 of Military Region 7 in Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City was put into operation three weeks ago to receive and treat COVID-19 infected cases in the city. Thanks to the hospital’s thorough preparations and especially its personnel’s wholehearted care, more than 400 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

According to the hospital’s Director Colonel Pham Hong Ha, many of the discharged patients are elderly people with various underlying medical conditions and severe symptoms like severe cough and shortness of breath. Therefore, after patients were hospitalized, the hospital tasked its medical doctors and nurses to closely monitoring and taking prompt actions if their condition got worse. As a result, many patients tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 recovered after only 20 day-treatment.

Handing over gifts to a COVID-19 patient to be discharged from the hospital

According to Ha, since July 11, the hospital has received more than 750 COVID-19 patients, of whom 415 people were discharged from the hospital. Many patients have sent letters of thanks and encouragement to the hospital’s medical staff after being discharged.

In his thank-you letter to the hospital’s doctors, Nguyen Sang highlighted all military medical personnel of Field Hospital 5A as courageous and thoughtful people who wholehearted take care of and save COVID-19 infected cases. They have tried their utmost to ensure the best condition for patients. Apart from providing healthcare, the hospital’s personnel also distributed personal items, including toothbrushes, toothpastes, shampoo, soap, and facemasks to patients. The wholehearted care of the military medical workers helped him feel secure when receiving treatment at the hospital.

To raise the quality of its healthcare services, the hospital has paid attention to training its personnel and upgrading equipment. Meanwhile, its personnel always consider patients their relatives and take good care of them. 

Non-commissioned Captain Ly Thi Lan Huong, a nurse of the hospital, said that apart from providing good medical care, she always inquires after the patients, especially the elderly, children, and those with disabilities, and encourages them to overcome difficulties and pain cause by the disease.

Translated by Tran Hoai