Health Minister visits schoolgirl who lost leg due to doctors’ negligence

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and a mission team visited the family of schoolgirl Le Thi Ha Vi in the highland province of Dak Lak who lost a leg due to doctors’ negligence.

Ms Tien (1st, R) visits the family of schoolgirl Ha Vi who lost a leg due to doctors' negligence (Photo: SGGP)

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien shared the painfulness which schoolgirl Vi has had for these days. She said that after Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City provided consultation, the the Department of Health in Dak Lak province will issue penalties on medical workers involved in the case.

The Department will impose harsh punishment promising that it will not hide any wrongdoing in the case, Ms Tien said.

The Minsitry of Health ordered Cho Ray Hospital to cover all treatment fee for Vi as well as provide cost for physiotherapy and prosthesis leg for Vi. Knowing that Vi is good student, Ms Tien encouraged Vi to sit for a medical school and Vi will work in the health sector in Dak Lak after graduation to have chance to treat ethnic minority people in the province.

On behalf of the family, Vi’s sister, Trang sent her thank-you to related agencies which take the case to the light proposing Ms. Tien to have harsh penalties on medical workers who were negligent in their duty.

By Cong Hoan - Translated by Anh Quan

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