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20 underlying health conditions require hospital treatment in case of infection with Covid-19

Châu Thanh

This is the highlight of the 2021 Decision No. 4156/QD-BYT issuing Instructions for home-based care of Covid-19 patients.

According to these Instructions, after being infected with Covid-19, patients with the following underlying health conditions should be monitored and treated at hospitals:

- Diabetes;

- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung diseases;

- Cancer;

- Chronic kidney disease;

- Organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation;

- Obesity, overweight;

- Cardiovascular disease (e.g. heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathy);

- Cerebrovascular disease;

- Down syndrome;


- Neuropathy (including dementia);

- Sickle cell disease, thalassemia, other chronic hematological diseases;

- Bronchial asthma;

- Hypertension;

- Immunodeficiency;

- Liver disease;

- Substance use disorder;

- Treated with corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drugs;

- Systemic diseases;

- Other childhood diseases:

Primary or secondary pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, inherited metabolic disorder, congenital or acquired endocrine disorder.

Decision No. 4156/QD-BYT is entering into force as of the signature date.



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