White-blouse female soldiers on the frontlines of COVID-19 fight

Leaving behind their families, female medical workers from Hue Central Hospital in central Thua Thien-Hue province have made significant contributions to Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19.



Overcoming all obstacles, their sense of responsibility and medical ethics have helped them continue the fight over the course of many sleepless nights.

Like her colleagues, Dr Mai Thi Hong Van worked around the clock to save lives in the COVID-19 hotspots of Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Phu Yen, Dong Thap and Binh Duong provinces and Ho Chi Minh City.

Living far from her family for nearly two months, Dr Van was among the first medical workers at COVID-19 intensive care units (ICUs) in Ho Chi Minh City at the time when the city was in its most critical period.

Just like her colleagues, Dr Van felt she had more strength and motivation to continue the work after seeing patients make positive steps towards recovery.

The task of treating patients is the same everywhere, and is a dangerous job. This time, many medical workers lived far from their family and were quarantined from society. Many female staff worked on the frontlines even though their children and parents also needed their care.

Van and Bich are just two of many female medical workers from the Hue Central Hospital who accepted the grave danger to help people during the pandemic. From screening, examinations, and making medical declarations to offering nutritional care, taking care of personal hygiene, helping with rehabilitation, and injecting vaccinations, female nurses and doctors successfully completed their tasks with determination and dedication.

Female nurses and doctors have worked continually over the last two years as the pandemic is yet to be stamped out in Vietnam. With ethics and a sense of responsibility, medical workers will do their utmost in the fight against COVID-19./.