Decided to go to the epidemic center, but Thao did not dare to tell her family in advance because she was afraid that her parents would worry. When sitting in the car to Bac Ninh, the last year university girl dared to text her father to inform him and ask him to encourage her mother.
“Dad is also a frontline person in the fight against the epidemic in his hometown of Thanh Hoa, so he will understand my work and thoughts. Fortunately, my father is not angry but also encourages and energizes.” female students and said that the group of students and volunteer lecturers of Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy came to Bac Ninh to support the fight against the epidemic from May 18.
Sharing about the decision to go to the center of the epidemic, Thao said that around February, she wanted to volunteer to help Hai Duong when the epidemic situation here was stressful. However, at that time, there was no need to mobilize many medical students, so Thao only watched from afar.
Therefore, when informed that the epidemic center in Bac Ninh needed human resources, Thao did not hesitate to register and was ready to join the fight. Thao always thinks that, as a future medical officer, I always want to dedicate and help with the time, experience and knowledge that I have been trained and cultivated after many years at medical school.
Coming to Bac Ninh this time, Thao’s delegation was assigned 2 tasks. From 6 to 10 am every day, Thao’s team goes to take samples for testing of F1s at the concentrated isolation area. The F1s were sampled for screening every 5 days. In the evening from 6-10 pm, you continue to take samples for testing in the community.
After nearly 20 days in the epidemic center, the thing that Thao remembers the most is the emergency mobilization when the group has just set foot in Bac Ninh for 1 day. While the other units were settling in for a place to rest and arrange personal belongings, her team suddenly received an urgent order to track down F1 in the night and took samples for testing at 6 points of the blockade with 14,000 samples within 19 hours.
The whole team with nearly 25 people only had 2 hours to rest and eat, the rest was to continuously take samples. The mission was completed before 12pm the next night and no one had any health problems until the last moment.
Understanding the hardships of the medical force when they have to wear tight protective gear, work for many hours in hot weather, leading to dehydration, skin blistering… so during breaks, Thao or make jokes or dance impromptu to relieve stress.