CLIP: Touching 5-year-old girl away from home for Covid-19 treatment

On the evening of June 24, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) broadcast a touching image of a Covid-19 patient being taken to treatment.

The video was taken by nurse Nguyen Thanh Truc – epidemic prevention worker at Phong Phu Commune Health Station, Binh Chanh District – recording the image of a 5-year-old girl, alone in the medical vehicle of Binh Chanh District Hospital to go to the hospital Trung Vuong Hospital treats Covid-19.

Looking at the small figure in baggy personal protective equipment, climbing into the ambulance alone, was extremely injured.

Touching scene of a child Covid-19 being taken for treatment

It is known that the baby’s father previously tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and was taken to treatment. Her mother, F1, was taken to concentrated isolation. After the risk assessment, the baby was isolated at home with his grandmother and aunt.

After that, the grandmother also tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, so she was transferred for treatment. On June 23, the baby had symptoms and was tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, so the medical staff took him to Trung Vuong Hospital for treatment.

According to the medical staff, the girl listened to the medical staff’s instructions to wear protective gear, got into the car by herself and obediently sat down the whole way. The baby is staying with his grandmother, who is being treated at Trung Vuong Hospital, and is currently in stable condition.

Currently, the city also records many cases of young children infected with Covid-19. Particularly, Trung Vuong Hospital is treating Covid-19 for 38 children between the ages of 1 and 11 years old.

The reason is that during this time, the children can stay at home, not go to school and can be infected from adults in the family. Therefore, parents and adults in the family need to be responsible, comply with the 5K measure of the Ministry of Health: Masks – Disinfection – Distance – Do not gather – Health declaration, compliance with regulations in the blockade and isolation areas to limit risks for themselves and their families, especially young children.

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