A British pilot, Vietnam's most severely ill Covid-19 patient, has started to practice walking and can communicate verbally, the Health Ministry said on Monday.
Dr Nguyen Tri Thuc, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital, where he has been treated since May 22 for lung infection and kidney failure, said the condition of the 43-year-old is improving.
He began walking with assistance as strength gradually returned to his limbs.
The man was also able to verbally communicate well with doctors and memorize passwords for his phones and tablets.His appetite is improving and he eats mashed soup and milk every day, he no longer needs antibiotics as his lungs continue to improve.
He sunbathes every morning and does physical therapy every day.
Health Department officials have described his recovery as "miracle". after experts had previously predicted that he would take weeks to get off the ventilator and regain mobility.
First diagnosed on March 18 with Covid-19, the British man, pilot of Vietnam Airlines, has been hospitalized for nearly 3 months now.He was declared cured on May 20 but regained consciousness just over a week later.
Vietnam has gone two months without community transmission.Of the 334 people diagnosed with Covid-19 so far, 323 have recovered and the rest are hospitalized.
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