HCMC stores sufficient Protamin sulfat

Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Health Department Tang Chi Thuong yesterday informed that both general and specialized hospitals performing open-heart surgery in the city have confirmed all scheduled heart surgeries still take place normally.

Accordingly, the Centre Médical International (CMI), Gia Dinh People’s Hospital, 115 People’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital No.1 and No.2, HCMC Children’s Hospital still have enough Protamin sulfat to serve heart surgeries.

CMI said that it has over 3,300 tubes to use in 3 months, and its supply is stable. HCMC Children’s Hospital also has more than 400 tubes to use in 1 year.

“Since Protamin sulfat is a rare drug, most hospitals actively devise a purchase plan for the medicine’s importers to make corresponding orders as regulated, ready to supply when needed”, emphasized Director Tang Chi Thuong.

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