Doctors try to save soldiers in helicopter crash

Doctors of the National Institute of Burns tried their utmost to save the lives of three soldiers in the military helicopter crash in the Hoa Lac area during a parachute training mission in Hanoi on July 7.

Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Pham Quang Nghi visits burnt soldiers in the institute (Photo: SGGP)

Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Deputy Minister of National Defense cum Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army July 8 visited three injured soldiers and requiring Institute's medical workers to provide their best treatment to the injured.

Deputy Minister Do Ba Ty handed out VND10 million (US$470.8) to each soldier’s relative as support.

On the same day, Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, chairman of the General Politics Department of the Vietnam People’s Army and Hanoi People's Committee Chairman Nguyen The Thao called on the national instidute of burns to share and encourage injured soldiers’ relatives.

Dr. Nguyen Gia Tien, director of the National Institute of Burns, said that three injured are still in severe condition on July 8. They are still in coma and suffering multiple injuries including serious burn and breathing problem. They are all put on a ventilator. Doctors are highly determined to save them.

Relatives of eighteen soldiers who have been confirmed dead during the crash gathered in Hanoi for genealogical DNA tests to verify identity. Investigators examined the black box to clarify the cause of the crash.

A memorial service for soldiers is scheduled to be held  on July 11 at the Army Hospital 108.

By Nguyen Quoc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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