Sick American passenger rescued in transit at Taoyuan airport

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/05
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Romulo Huang

Taipei, May 5 (CNA) A Vietnamese-American passenger was released from a hospital in Taoyuan, 201605050035t0001northern Taiwan, and flew back to the United States on Thursday after having received about three months of medical treatment for cardiac failure and shock.

Sunny Pham, 72, was rushed to Landseed Hospital by the medical center of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after having developed fever, cough, difficult breathing and other symptoms at the airport on February 2 when he made a transit there on his trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from the U.S.

Pham was in critical condition and unconsciousness on arrival at the hospital where he received a series of emergency treatments, including an intensive care of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), hospital officials said.

He was sent to the respiratory care ward 20 days after being treated at the intensive care unit of the hospital, when his health condition stabilized, they said, adding that the patient has been in a good recovery since then and met all conditions for being released from the hospital.

Prior to his departure, Pham expressed sincere gratitude to all of the personnel of the hospital for the excellent medical care provided to him and gave a thumbs up for the quality of medical care in Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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