On August 2, fisherman Ngo Van Mau left Binh Son District in the central province of Quang Ngai for the Spratly Islands on his usual trip for squid fishing, carrying on his boat 30 seafarers.
Team of doctors operating on Du ( Photo: SGGP)
When entering the waters of Truong Sa Lon Island in Truong Sa District in the central province of Khanh Hoa, 18-year-old seafarer Nguyen Du, from Binh Chanh Commune in Binh Son District, suddenly felt intense abdominal pain. Mau immediately called for medical help from the island.
Despite the harsh weather, local authorities from the island responded to the urgent call and sent a team of doctors from 175 Hospital to the pier and safely transferred the patient to a local clinic for diagnosis and treatment.
Upon learning that Du was suffering from appendicitis, a team of doctors, namely Phan Dinh Mung, head of the clinic, Phan Dinh Van,deputy head, Nguyen Van Binh, Ngo Van Nhat and Nguyen Van Giap, performed an emergency operation.
The operation took four hours, and was very successful, with Du’s health now quite stable. At the moment, he is recuperating in the clinic under the good care of both doctors and islanders.