“Special” life of white-shirted soldiers in Bach Mai Hospital

Wednesday, 2020-04-01 17:15:09
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Doctors and nurses in Bach Mai Hospital’s isolation areas not only conduct medical examination and treatment but also care for nearly 1,000 seriously ill patients instead of their relatives.
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NDO – Caring for patients instead of their relatives, hasty meals and quick sleeps at the desk are in these touching images of white-shirted soldiers in Bach Mai Hospital over recent days.

As if she was born for the second time, Huyen M cannot hide her joy and emotions as she blows out the candle for her 18th birthday on her bed at the Intensive Care Unit of Bach Mai Hospital.

According to Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dao Xuan Co, Head of the Intensive Care said: Huyen M was transferred to the Unit on February 29 with a diagnosis of myocarditis/complication of cardiogenic shock/ multiple organ failure, causing a high risk of death. After an intensive care process with the most advanced techniques, especially extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in combination with others, the patient has recovered and her organ function is improving. It is hoped that she can be discharged from the hospital in a few weeks.

Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Tuan, Director of Bach Mai Hospital emphasised that the medical staff of the hospital are doubling their efforts to fight against the epidemic whilst caring for nearly 1,000 serious patients due to blockade and isolation; however, they do not flinch.

Doctors and nurses take care of meals and rest time for patients.

Doctors and nurses support the patients exercise routines.

They have to sleep at their desks.

A medical staff takes a nap.

Doctors and nurses having to eat hasty meals.

The white-shirted soldiers at the front line do not flinch.

On the morning of April 1, doctors receive patients to the hospital for dialysis right from the gate.

The patients keep a minimum distance of 2m from each other.

Dr. Nguyen Huu Dung, Head of the Department of Artificial Kidney Department, and his colleagues stand at the hospital’s gate to welcome the patients.

The white-shirted soldiers receive patients and take them to the Emergency Department.

The physicians’ exercise time in the isolation areas of Bach Mai Hospital.

Lam Ngoc/Photo credit: Dang Tu
Translated by NDO