Citi Vietnam contributed an estimated VND600 million ($26,090) in medical equipment to Dong Da District Health Centre in Hanoi to accelerate the rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19.
|Citi Vietnam donates medical equipment to support Dong Da District Health Centre |
The equipment comprised of six vaccine refrigerators designed specifically to meet the demanding temperature requirements for safe vaccine storage, and 23 vaccine carriers to keep vaccines cold during transportation.
“Countries all over the world are learning to live with COVID-19 and getting people vaccinated is the only long-term solution to the pandemic for now. It is our priority to support our local communities where we can, and this contribution will help Dong Da District Health Centre increase its vaccination capacity,” said Ramachandran A.S, Citi Vietnam country officer designate.
|As a leading global bank, Citi has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and territories. |
The health centre has vaccinated more than 200,000 adults with at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot while more than 100,000 have been fully vaccinated. Hanoi also plans to vaccinate children against COVID-19, prioritising areas with outbreaks.
“According to data from the Ministry of Health (MoH), children under 18 account for around 17 per cent of all COVID-19 infections in Vietnam. But until now, our children were not vaccinated. And the MoH has just urged local authorities to prepare plans for COVID-19 booster shots in 2022. There is much to be done in our vaccination programme, so the equipment supported by Citi comes at the right time to join hands with us overcoming this public health crisis,” said Nguyen Duc Tuan, director of Dong Da District Health Centre.
Since the pandemic hit in 2020, Citi has supported the “Emergency support for COVID-19 disease prevention” project in Vietnam with a total budget of $100,000 and provided personal protection equipment to 40 community health stations across 10 suburban districts around Hanoi. In September, Citi Vietnam contributed 14 ICU beds to Thong Nhat Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
“Citi has been actively supporting efforts to combat COVID-19 and its implications globally and locally. This unprecedented health crisis demands that we respond effectively through philanthropic means as well as through our core business activities,” added Ramachandran A.S.
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