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Soc Trang poor patients get free eye surgery

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:13 am

Ophthalmology doctors from Ho Chi Minh City have provided free eye operations to some 200 disadvantaged patients in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang.

From January 9 to January 10, ophthalmologists from Nguyen Trai Hospital conducted free eye surgery for 200 poor people, who suffered from cataract diseases. The operations were performed at the General Hospital of Long Phu District and the province’s Eye Center.

The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper management and the Sponsoring Associations for Poor Patients in the city covered the cost of the operations, which was around VND160 million.

In addition, benefactors and enterprises through the Xuan Nhan Ai (Charitable Spring) program raise money for the operations. The Vietnam News Agency office in the Mekong delta, from the city of Can Tho, also gave patients gifts worth VND300,000.

Source: SGGP

Free eye surgery provided to the poor in Cambodia

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Free eye surgery provided to the poor in Cambodia

QĐND – Monday, July 26, 2010, 21:39 (GMT+7)

As part of a program to help the poor in bordering provinces in Cambodia, the Tay Ninh Provincial Red Cross, in conjunction with the Nguyen Trai Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, sent a delegation of doctors to provide free healthcare and eye surgery and present gifts to poor people in Cambodia’s Svay Rieng Province.

After examining more than 400 people, doctors from the Nguyen Trai Hospital provided cataract surgery to 176 patients with medical technologies brought from Vietnam.

Doctor volunteers from the Tay Ninh Provincial Red Cross also gave free healthcare and medicines and presented gifts to 310 poor patients in the Cambodian province.

The total cost of medicines, surgery and gifts, worth more than VND 200 million, was financed by members of the delegation and sponsors.

Source: NLD&VNA

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Doctor’s awkward surgery: mistake or lack of skill?

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

A woman called for help from Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper after a doctor at Phu Tho General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City’s district Tan Phu removed a cyst from her left ovary.

24-year-old Pham Thi Xuan presents  her case with reporter

24-year-old Pham Thi Xuan of district 12 was taken to the emergency room at Phu THo General Hospital on March 8 for treatment of a stomachache. After examining her, doctors said she had to undergo an operation to remove a corpus luteum cyst on her right ovary.

On the same day, Doctor Nguyen Thanh Son, deputy head of the hospital, examined the woman; however, instead of removing the cyst in right ovary, the doctor removed a cyst from her left ovary.

Moreover, she did not receive an explanation from the chief surgeon, who displayed indifference in the face of the patient’s pain following surgery.

In a talk with reporter on July 12, Doctor Son said it is normal for cysts to move from right to left when they are large. He added the scan results provide only relative reliability in such cases.

However, in his report to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, he failed to mention that the result changed after the initial examination. According to medical experts, doctor should not remove cysts entirely; rather, they should absorb blood from the cyst and untie its twisted matter in order to protect the ovary.

The department is making further inquiries into the case.

Source: SGGP

Patients turn blind after eye surgery

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health June 4 liaised with the city Eye Hospital about 22 patients going blind after undergoing cataract surgeries.

The Eye Hospital carried out eye operations on the 22 patients.  However, all patients have returned to hospital because the surgeries left them blind. Since, seven patients have been discharged from the hospital, but the rest remain, still unable to see.

Patient Huynh Thuc Sung (pictured) from the southern province of Dong Nai can not see after eye surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital( Photo: SGGP)

According to Dr. Lam Kim Phung, the Eye Hospital’s deputy director, tests of equipment samples and drugs showed that were Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) present in the gram-stained of trypan blue.

The agent is a surgical aid used to stain the retinal membrane during cataract ophthalmologic surgeries.

The Indian Khosla Pharmaceutical Compny makes the drug. Dr. Phung said the hospital opted for an Indian-made drug because the pharmaceutical company won the bidding.

According to foreign experts, the blue dye is intended for use in the process known as phacoemulsification and the hospital claims the Ministry of Health approved the use of the dye in eye operations.

In addition, the hospital’s scientific council had a meeting to examine the operation procedures, concluding that everything was conducted properly.

The Department of Health June 4 ordered the hospital to stop using the blue dye at medical clinics in the city.

Source: SGGP

Poor children to receive free heart surgery

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Poor children to receive free heart surgery

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Hanoi’s 102 poor children suffering from congenital heart diseases will be provided with free surgeries from June 15 to August 31, Dao Van Binh, deputy chairman of the municipal People’s Committee announced on June 2.

Under the programme, Hanoi Cardiology Hospital, National Hospital of Pediatrics and E Hospital will carry out this project which is funded by the Hanoi Children Protection Fund.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

RoK supports paediatric heart disease surgery

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

RoK supports paediatric heart disease surgery

QĐND – Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

Four disadvantaged Vietnamese children born with heart disease on April 20 flew to the Republic of Korea for free heart surgeries with assistance from the RoK’s Sunny Korea.

They are this year’s first humanitarian surgeries worth 48,000 USD funded by Sunny Korea, the Vietnam Children’s Fund said.

Sunny Korea is scheduled to provide heart surgery for eight more Vietnamese children in August and November of this year.

The non-governmental organisation operating in health and education has provided surgery at a total cost of about 1.1 million USD for 110 Vietnamese children born with heart disease since 2002 through the Vietnam Children’s Fund.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

New brachial surgery technique conducted in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:08 am

A team of Vietnamese and French doctors has operated on nine babies suffering from paralysis in their arms.

Dr. Nguyen Bao Tuong, head of Ward of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital I, said the team of orthopaedic experts operated on nine babies, three to nine month old, with paralysis of the brachial plexus of nerves that connect the neck and arm.

Doctors said they successfully grafted nerves from the babies’ legs, the first operations of their kind in Vietnam.

In other health news, Cho Ray hospital said a recent survey had showed that patients with larynx cancer were getting younger. Previously most sufferers were aged 60 – 70 but now more than half of them are between 40 -60.

Doctors blamed late diagnosis, smoking and drinking alcohol. They said 86 per cent of patients were diagnosed late.

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Local hospital offering new abdominal surgery

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:07 am

The Hanoi’s National Army Hospital 108 has performed a modern surgical technique for patients suffering acute gall bladder inflammation, a hospital representative said on March 21.

The Hanoi’s National Army Hospital 108 perform a modern surgical technique for patients suffering acute gall bladder inflammation

The new procedure, known as “one-hole laparoscopy-endoscopy” has the advantage of helping patients recover faster and leaves less scarring compared to the former 3-hole technique.

Dr. Trieu Trieu Duong, head of the hospital’s Surgical Ward, said his doctors have successfully performed the surgery on two patients.

A typical one-hole laparoscopy-endoscopy operation lasts 40 minutes and requires the patient to stay in hospital for at least three days.

Doctors at the National Army Hospital will also carry out the technique for ovarian cysts, stomach and large intestine surgeries, and the removal of gallstones.

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Public charity provides free surgery to 1,000 cataract patients

In Vietnam Health on November 25, 2009 at 4:18 am

A doctor carries out cataract surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital (Photo: SGGP)

The Ho Chi Minh City Sponsor Association for Poor Patients began providing free surgery for 1,000 cataract patients November 23 at the People’s Hospital 115 in the city.

The hospital will perform surgery on 200 patients in the first stage by coordination with doctors from Cho Ray and the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital.

There are around 380,000 blind people in Vietnam — or 0.59 percent of the country’s population — with women accounting for two thirds of them. Most women go blind due to diseases like cataract, trachoma, diabetes and glaucoma.

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1 conjoined twin talking after separation surgery

In World on November 20, 2009 at 8:36 am

 A Bangladeshi toddler separated this week from her conjoined twin sister was talking and behaving normally Thursday after waking from a medically induced coma, the head of the surgery team said.

Trishna is already doing well enough that she could leave intensive care, said Wirginia Maixner, director of neurosurgery at Royal Children’s Hospital.

“She looks brilliant, she is talking, she is being Trishna, she is behaving the way she always has,” Maixner told reporters. “She’s phenomenally good.”

Her sister, Krishna, will be slowly brought out of the coma later Thursday, Maixner said. Krishna will have a longer period of adjustment as the separation brought more changes to her body and brain’s blood circulation.

Krishna, is seen at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in Australia.

Maixner said they hoped to have an indication Thursday night or early Friday about how Krishna’s brain was responding. MRI scans Wednesday showed no signs of brain injury.

Maixner said there may be minor changes to the girls from where their brains were separated but that overall the brains looked good.

“I can tell you that it’s not until I saw that scan that I had my first breath of relief,” she said, revealing she did a short “chicken dance” when she saw the positive images. “The scans look great. I believe we’ve brought them through safely. I believe that the girls will come out really, really good.”

The twins, who turn 3 next month, had been joined at the top of their heads and shared brain tissue and blood vessels. They were separated Tuesday after 25 hours of delicate surgery, and then underwent an additional six hours of reconstructive work.

Maixner said after the girls have recovered, their next hurdle will be learning to walk.

“There will be a process before the girls start walking and they have gone through so much in the last two years that it will take a bit of time — but they will get there,” she said.

Doctors had earlier said there was a 50-50 chance that one of the girls could suffer brain damage from the complicated separation.

An aid worker first saw Trishna and Krishna in a Bangladeshi orphanage in 2007 when they were only a month old, and arranged for them to be brought to Australia.

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