With COVID-19 raging nationwide, milk producer FrieslandCampina has presented 450,000 glasses of milk worth VND2 billion (nearly $87,000) to those fighting directly against the pandemic including doctors, nurses, and other medical staff, as well as patients in hospitals.
Specifically, the programme has offered 15,000 glasses of milk to the obstetrics and pediatrics hospitals in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang, and more than 50,000 glasses of milk to Ho Chi Minh City Children Hospital and Children Hospital No.1 based in the city.
|FrieslandCampina has continued its milk support to those directly hit by the health crisis |
In addition, FrieslandCampina has also boosted cooperation with the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives in a scheme to give 380,000 glasses of milk to poor patients in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Ben Tre.
The milk from FrieslandCampina has provided more energy for doctors and nurses who are working around the clock to treat patients. The milk has also helped supplement the nutrition of pregnant women and child patients.
The obstetrics and pediatrics hospitals have always been receiving special attention from FrieslandCampina because they are often home to pregnant women and babies who are quite sensitive to diseases and need comprehensive healthcare services.
Currently, the isolation area of the obstetrics and pediatrics hospital in Bac Ninh is treating and taking care of 38 kids and 12 pregnant women, including 27 F0 cases, with the rest being F1 and F2 cases.
Doctor Dao Khac Hung, director of the Bac Ninh Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital, said, “Amid the hospital’s great concentration on fighting the pandemic, it is in critical need of indispensable foodstuffs and equipment for treating and taking care of patients. Thus, FrieslandCampina ’s products have been practical, timely, and precious.”
Doctor Le Cong Tuoc, director of the Bac Giang Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital, also said, "FrieslandCampina’s products are not just material support, they also show a great deal of affection and love. The fight against COVID-19 will last very long, with numerous difficulties lying ahead. However, the hospital’s medical staff do not feel alone as they have always been supported by not only FrieslandCampina but also other enterprises and the whole community.”
FrieslandCampina‘s programme on presenting milk to hospitals and the community has been effectively implemented since the first days Vietnam launched its fight against the health crisis.
Ta Thuy Ha, director of Consumer Dairy under FrieslandCampina Vietnam, said, “Joining hands with hospitals and the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a story of affection and solidarity, it is also a demonstration of FrieslandCampina Vietnam’s social responsibility which has been well maintained over the past 25 years in Vietnam. We call for all individuals and enterprises to stay united to help reduce the difficulties of millions of families, doctors, and nurses throughout the country. This will help people have better health and confidence in defeating the pandemic.”