An internal check has been carried out and doctors and nurses at the state-owned Khanh Hoa hospital where the two foreign tourists mysteriously died have been found not violating any professional conducts, a doctor confirmed.
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The hospital’s management board has examined the working procedures of all medical staff involved and found out they were not to blame, added Dr. Pham Dinh Chi, vice head of the hospital’s emergency service and intensive care unit.
Dr. Chi explained to Tuoi Tre News further on Tuesday that the medical team treating the two was not at fault regarding their responsibility spirits and professional practice.
In related news, Dr. Pham Xuan Thong, director of Forensic Examination Center in Khanh Hoa Province, said Karin’s medical samples have not yet been sent to Hanoi for analysis.
Nguyen Hong Ky, deputy police chief of Nha Trang’s police department, explained that the delay was due to fact that police wanted to send medical samples of both Karin and Cathy to Hanoi for analysis while no autopsy has been done on Cathy.
The police have returned the luggage and property of Cathy to her family, Ky said.
No autopsy, blood test on Cathy
The family of the deceased Canadian Cathy Huynh wish to have no autopsy or blood test done on her in order to bring her intact body home for funeral.
Initially, they wanted a toxicological test (blood test) but later changed their mind.
Police arrived at Dai The Mortuary to carry out certain formalities on August 7, 2012
A local investigator said if that was the case, the police would conduct a mere external examination on the body.
According to a police source, an autopsy is necessary to identify the exact cause of Cathy’s death. The fact that they died two days apart could suggest they died from different causes, thus, one autopsy (on Karin) could not necessarily be applicable to Cathy’s case.
On Monday, Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of External Relations sent an official note to its counterpart in Khanh Hoa province, asking the latter to facilitate arrangements for the family to repatriate Cathy’s body to Canada.
As 9pm on Monday, Cathy’s family members including mother, brother, uncle, and aunt’s uncle, landed in Nha Trang from Ho Chi Minh City in order to make some preparations.
About 4:30am Tuesday (today), a car transporting a coffin arrived at Dai The Mortuary in Nha Trang where Cathy’s corpse was being preserved at minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Michael Huynh (R) and Le Duc Phai, a relative of Cathy, stood by her body on August 7, 2012. Photo by Tuoi Tre News
The ceremony of putting Cathy into a coffin is due to take place until 7:00pm today (August 7). Her body is to be sent to Ho Chi Minh City to be temporarily placed inside a pagoda there before being brought home in Canada by plane as soon as possible.