British pilot leaves hospital after more than two months on life support

A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical Covid-19 patient has been discharged from hospital after being declared virus free.

Accompanied by a group of doctors, Stephen Cameron left Cho Ray Hospital for Ho Chi Minh city airport, where he is set to fly back to Britain via Hanoi and Frankfurt.

“I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of the Vietnamese people, the dedication and professionalism of the doctors and nurses,” he said.

“I can only thank everybody here for the things that they have done.”

Mr Cameron spent 65 days on life support while critically ill, with doctors saying that at one point they considered a lung transplant as the man’s lungs were 90% damaged and non-functional.

He now breathes normally without any support, can sit up and walk a few steps with a walking frame, according to Dr. Tran Thanh Linh, the deputy head of the ICU ward at Cho Ray hospital.

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