PANO - Nurses and doctors from Song Tu Tay Island Communal Clinic in Khanh Hoa Province have saved fishermen who had incurred serious incidental health problems while fishing around Truong Sa Archipelago over the past ten days.
On March 1st, fisherman Nguyen Van Thanh on trawler QN91117 was hospitalised after two days of having stomach-ache when he was fishing for squid at sea.
Having quickly examined the patient, Senior-Lieutenant Doctor Le Hanh, head of the Clinic, diagnosed that Thanh had peritonitis, a very hard case to deal with even for doctors working in a well-equipped environment. However, under the instruction by Associate Prof. Dr. Trieu Trieu Duong from Military Central Hospital 108 via telephone, nurses and doctors at Song Tu Tay clinic had a successful four-hour surgery on patient Thanh.
Patient Thanh has recovered now; he can eat soup and walk around.
The following day, after the first operation, on March 2nd, another seriously ill fisherman was rushed in. Duong Quang Hieu, a fisherman on trawler QNg96417. Hieu was motionless while diving at sea. Experienced Hanh and other doctors offered Hieu emergency aid and Hieu was recovered after four days of treatment.
Most recently, on March 11th, the clinic received a patient, Nguyen Van Chiem from trawler BT98945. Similar to Hieu, Chiem was motionless and his bladder had swollen. Doctor Hanh and his comrades timely gave first aid and treatment to patient Chiem. Doctor Hanh said yesterday that Chiem had recovered very fast and he could resume fishing in two days time if things go accordingly.
Translated by Mai Huong