Dutch Lady, a well-known brand under the Netherlands’ FrieslandCampina Vietnam has provided more than 250,000 glasses of milk to doctors, nurses, and medical staff, as well as those living in areas isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, via the Vietnam fatherland fronts of Ho Chi Minh City and the neigbouring province of Binh Duong, along with local volunteer organisations.
Ho Chi Minh City, home to more than 10 million people, is now under lockdown due to COVID-19. However, all citizens here remain optimistic and show great solidarity.
|Dutch Lady milk products were delivered to many people in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province, as well as many other localities nationwide |
In a bid to help the city push back the pandemic, many sponsors, donors, and enterprises have provided their support for affected people.
Dutch Lady has supplied tens of thousands of glasses of milk to these people in order to help them improve their health and increase energy, with a wish that the city will soon come back to its normal activities.
Nguyen Thanh Trung, vice head of the Board for Mobilisation, Reception, and Distribution of Ho Chi Minh City’s Fund for Preventing and Fighting against COVID-19 said, “Businesses in the city, despite facing massive difficulties caused by the pandemic, have been trying to share the difficulties of the people and the municipal government. We have transferred tens of thousands of Dutch Lady milk packs to the residents in isolation areas and to those engaging in the fight.”
Fully understanding the hardships and big responsibility of doctors, nurses, and medical staff, and the big risks they are facing during their daily work at medical establishments and field hospitals, Dutch Lady has demonstrated its deep gratitude to them through the milk.
“We the doctors were quite moved when we received the gift from Dutch Lady. This is very meaningful support as it not only provides more nutrition during our meals, it is also valuable spiritual support in our daily work, especially while we have to be far away from our homes and families,” said a representative from the field hospital offering treatment to COVID-19 patients in Ho Chi Minh City’s Thu Duc district.
Not only doctors, nurses, and medical staff, many people in the city have been suffering from the health crisis. However, they were gladdened by the support from Dutch Lady and other organisations.
“In addition to receiving foodstuffs and other things, our family has just received some milk from Dutch Lady. Recently, many donors like Dutch Lady have been offering kindness, compassion, and support to us. We keep encouraging one another to weather all difficulties,” said Ngoc Tran, a resident from Binh My commune of Cu Chi district.
Not only in Ho Chi Minh City, Dutch Lady has also extended its support to the nearby province of Binh Duong, where COVID-19 is raging.
“Tens of thousands of glasses of milk have been delivered to Binh Duong, encouraging doctors, nurses, and medical staff,” said a representative from Binh Duong’s Vietnam Fatherland Front.
Ta Thuy Ha, marketing director of consumer dairy products at FrieslandCampina Vietnam, said, “Right in early 2020 when COVID-19 appeared in Vietnam, we have presented to tens of millions of milk glasses to affected people. We hope that the milk will contribute to help them feel better. Our activity is also part of Dutch Lady’s many community-oriented activities in Vietnam over the past 25 years. Dutch Lady always supports Vietnam.”
Since COVID-19 appeared in Vietnam in early 2020, FrieslandCampina has provided assistance of a total value of VND25 billion ($1.1 million) to the country so far.