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British diplomat thanks Vietnam for making all efforts to save British pilot

May 28, 2020 | 06:00

The British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city gave his sincere thanks to the Ho Chi Minh city Hospital of Tropical Diseases and Cho Ray Hospital who have worked tirelessly to save the British pilot, known as Patient 91.    

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British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city Ian Gibbons has sent a letter of thanks to Ho Chi Minh city authorities and medical staff for their supporting to British nationals, especially the excellent care for Patient 91 over the past 12 weeks.

In the letter, the British Consul General expressed his gratitude that – ‘although in a complex situation of pubic health emergency, the city authorities maintained the safety and wellbeing of more than 10 people.

Mr. Ian Gibbons also expressed deeply grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical teams at Cu Chi Field Hospital and Can Gio Hospital for taking care of British nationals there.

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Mr. Ian Gibbons, the British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city sent a letter of thanks to Ho Chi Minh city authorities and medical staff. Supplied photo by Cho Ray Hospital

In addition, the British Consul General would like to extend special thanks to the Ho Chi Minh city Hospital of Tropical Disease and Cho Ray Hospital ‘’who have taken such excellent care of Mr. Stephen Cameron (known as Patient 91).”

“They have worked tirelessly and spared no efforts in helping him during the time he has been critically ill in hospital”, he wrote.

Both the British Consul General and the British Ambassador acknowledge the efforts of Vietnam’s Government for its swift and decisive approach to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Your results speak for themselves as we’ve seen by the increasing global recognition Vietnam is rightly receiving for its efforts to tackle the COVID-19”.

At the end of the letter, Mr. Ian Gibbons affirmed that the British Consulate always stand ready to support Ho Chi Minh city to address difficult challenges in the coming time – when to reopen borders and welcome back investors, businesses and tourists in order to fully reopen the city and stimulate the economy.

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Patient 91, the British pilot is undergoing intensive care at Cho Ray Hospital.

On Wednesday evening, doctors at Cho Ray hospital announced that the British pilot coronavirus patient is now able to make basic communication.

The 43-year-old pilot is one of Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient so far. He several times suffered life-threatening emergency during the treatment.

On May 21, he was declared treated of the coronavirus following many negative tests, but the disease has devastated his immune system and resulted in multiple organ failures, VNS reported.

He is undergoing intensive care at Cho Ray Hospital awaiting a lung transplantation.

On May 27, his coughing has improved and he can move his fingers and toes, although breathing and limb weakness remain issues.

Cameron is no longer on kidney dialysis, however.

His lung functions have improved quite a bit compared to the worst moments during his treatment for the virus at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where he has been treated for COVID-19 since he was confirmed to be infected, but these improvements are not enough, doctors said.

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