The Mine-Laborer’s Health Clinic treated coffee worker Pham Ngoc Hiep, 31, from the highland province of Lam Dong, with a Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) after recent health problems had been linked to the inhalation of coffee-dust that accumulated in his lungs.
|Coal miners suffer from the inhalation and accumulation of dust in their lungs|
This is one of 550 similar cases that the clinic has treated over the past two years, the majority of which were from coal miners.
This is a remarkable progress for Viet Nam’s medical branch and there have been no recorded complications since the operation, said a health care worker.
The doctors of the clinic were sent to hospitals abroad to learn about the new treatment method, said Dr. Vu Thi Hoa. It then took a further year to fulfill the necessary research requirements for the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Hoa added that the clinic will treat coal workers and those working in a variety of different careers who may be suffering from the inhalation and accumulation of dust in the lungs.
Coffee Dust Patient Cured in Viet Nam