PANO - A medical team, including visiting doctors and nurses from Military Hospital 105 and the staff of the Infirmary of Brigade 146 under the Naval Region 4 Command, on September 20 successfully conducted a surgery on a patient suffering from acute appendicitis on Sinh Ton Dong Island in Truong Sa Island district, Khanh Hoa province.

According to the hospital’s Deputy Director Colonel Tran Van Ha, Senior Lieutenant Le Van Phuong working on the island had a stomachache and was hospitalized at the infirmary on the dawn of September 20. The medical team gave him a scan and concluded that he had acute appendicitis and needed an urgent surgery.

Doctors giving surgery to Senior Lieutenant Le Van Phuong

After the appendectomy, the patient is now recovering. 

Meanwhile, on September 21 afternoon, patient Nguyen Duc Hai was flown from Bach Long Vi Island district of the Northern port city of Hai Phong to Hanoi-based Gia Lam Airport by a helicopter assigned by the Defense Ministry before being hospitalized at Bach Mai Hospital for further treatment.

Patient Hai, aged 34 and living in Lap Le commune, Hai Phong city’s Thuy Nguyen district was taken to the Bach Long Vy Military-Civilian Medical Center after suffering from a stomachache while fishing in the Tonkin Gulf. At the medical center, Hai was diagnosed with having perforated appendix that could threaten his life if an urgent surgery had been conducted.

Due to rough sea and strong winds, the patient could not be moved ashore by ship; thus, the center’s doctors decided to perform an emergency surgery on him. Upon receiving the doctors’ request, the Health Ministry asked the Defense Ministry and Bach Mai Hospital to fly the patient ashore for further treatment.

Translated by Mai Huong