Covid-19-infected British pilot may not need lung transplant
  • | | June 04, 2020 10:05 AM
The Covid-19-infected British pilot may not need a lung transplant as planned thanks to his ongoing recovery.

Vietnam had no new COVID-19 cases to report this morning, June 4, and this was also the 49th straight day since April 16 morning without locally-infected cases in the country.


The British pilot has become totally conscious

Of the country’s 328 Covid-19 patients, only 26 cases are still being treated in hospital. Among those, 13 have tested negative for the virus 1-2 times.

The most critical Covid-19 case, the 43-year-old British pilot has become totally conscious. He could do all of what doctors ask and smiled as they talked to him. He has stopped using the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) system since Wednesday.

Despite serious lung damage, around 40% of his lung has recovered.

Head of the Health Ministry's Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Luong Ngoc Khue said despite no longer relying on the ECMO system, his condition remains complicated with the serious lung problems and antimicrobial resistance. It would also take him several weeks to end the reliance on the ventilator.

Prof. Tran Binh Giang, Director of Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi, said that the pilot was expected not to undergo a lung transplant as his condition had continued to improve.

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