DKSH commits to support Vietnam in COVID-19 battle
18:09 | 04/08/2021 Print Article
DKSH, a trusted partner for international companies, seeks to grow its business in Asia and beyond. On August 4, the company committed to further support frontline healthcare professionals and patients with cash, essential medical supplies, and protective measures totalling $1 million by end-2021.
|DKSH donates medical supplies for COVID-19 fight in Vietnam |
In June, DKSH contributed masks, personal protective equipment, and medical equipment to the K hospital and National Hospital of Tropical Diseases. Other essentials, such as hand sanitisers, disinfectant sprays, and nutritional drinks were also donated to various frontline hospitals in the north of Vietnam by DKSH via the Ministry of Health.
As Ho Chi Minh City now has the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country, many public and field hospitals are currently in short supply of medical products and other essential goods that meet industrial standards to care for COVID-19 patients. DKSH has donated not only cash but also provided medical-grade supplies, such as test kits, medical beds, oximeters, and masks to various public and new field hospitals.
Since the onset of the recent wave, DKSH has donated goods worth over $300,000, which is counted towards DKSH’s total commitment of $1 million by the end of 2021.
Jorge Martin-Martinez, head of country management at DKSH Vietnam, shared “We sincerely thank all doctors, nurses, and volunteers who do their utmost, and hope our contribution will help them save valuable lives. I believe, together, we will overcome these challenging times.”
DKSH’s purpose is to enrich people’s lives. For more than 150 years, the company has been delivering growth for companies in Asia and beyond across healthcare, consumer goods, performance materials, and technology.
As a leading market expansion services provider, DKSH offers sourcing, market insights, marketing, and sales as well as after-sales services. Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, DKSH operates in 36 markets with 32,450 specialists, generating net sales of CHF10.7 billion ($11.8 billion) in 2020.