The World Health Organization (WHO) has sponsored a COVID-19 training session for over 30 Lao medical professionals from central and district hospitals in Vientiane Capital.
On 11 April, WHO experts held a training session for 30 Vientiane medical professionals on how to properly manage and treat COVID-19 patients. The professionals were also trained on how to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE).
Once the training is complete, it is expected that the medical staff from Vientiane will pass on the knowledge to their counterparts in provincial hospitals around the country.
Meanwhile, a team of Chinese doctors has completed their assistance program in Laos, arriving on 29 March with essential supplies. The Chinese doctors and medical experts worked with Lao counterparts to identify cases of infection and examine samples, and treat patients suffering from Covid-19.