Reckitt’s Dettol disinfectant presented to COVID-19 field hospitals

August 27, 2021 | 11:20
Dettol, a disinfectant brand owned by British company Reckitt, has just donated 500 Dettol liquid 5 liters Surface Cleaner units to disinfect surfaces, as well as 1,600 hand sanitisers, with a total value of $16,300 to Hue Central Hospital’s Intensive Care Centre for COVID-19 patients located in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hospitals may use diluted Dettol for wiping floors and other hard surfaces, disinfect skin wounds, and personal hygiene. In particular, diluted Dettol liquid can be used to disinfect clothes by pouring them into the washing machine – one of the recommended good habits in the season.

Reckitt’s Dettol disinfectant presented to COVID-19 field hospitals
A hospital staff is using Dettol hand sanitiser

Prof. Dr. Pham Nhu Hiep, director of Hue Central Hospital said, “Hygiene and disinfection at hospitals treating COVID-19 patients play a very important role in providing a safer working environment for medical staff and making treatment more convenient. This good deed of Reckitt and Dettol partly supports Ho Chi Minh City in the fight against the pandemic.”

According to Soren Bech, general director of Reckitt Vietnam, Dettol’s mission is to effectively protect the frontline health workers, patients, and their family members at hospitals during the current pandemic. “Since the pandemic broke out in many provinces and cities across the country last year, Dettol has supported many hospitals in disinfecting surfaces,” he said.

Reckitt’s Dettol disinfectant presented to COVID-19 field hospitals
Soren Bech, general director of Reckitt Vietnam

More than 11,000 bottles of Dettol, equivalent to nearly 6,000 litres of disinfectant, were given by Reckitt Vietnam to diverse hospitals like Bach Mai, Cho Ray, 115, Children 1, Children 2, and Tu Du in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the Maternity Hospital in Hanoi, Maternity and Children Hospital in Danang city, Maternity Hospital in Haiphong, and Maternity Hospital in Can Tho city.

More than 11,000 bottles of Dettol, equivalent to nearly 6,000 litres of disinfectant, were given by Reckitt Vietnam to diverse hospitals.

Dettol received the Health Partnership Award 2020 in Hong Kong thanks to its great contribution to Outstanding Community Service in Personal Hygiene under the category of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The awards are voted by leaders from different industries and sectors by evaluating companies on diverse aspects, including innovation, functionality, market potential, benefits to consumers, and impact on the community.

CSR is an award category, recognising the achievements of businesses that have integrated social, environmental, and public health concerns in business operations and interactions with stakeholders.

Dettol is one of the flagship brands of Reckitt Group trusted around the world to prevent diseases and help mothers protect their families by killing harmful bacteria. A representative of Dettol said that this brand will set a deeper footprint in the Vietnamese market.

Reckitt’s Dettol disinfectant presented to COVID-19 field hospitals
A medical staff is seen diluting Dettol liquid for disinfecting surfaces at a hospital, aiming to protect the environment from viruses

When the latest wave of COVID-19 hit Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities across the country, Reckitt has also donated medical supplies to seven hospitals nationwide. Accordingly, Reckitt has gradually presented 16,470 3M-KF94 medical masks, 150,000 four-layer medical masks, and 9,000 sets of personal protective equipment to a number of hospitals across the country.

Reckitt is an owner of trusted nutrition, health, and hygiene brands present in more than 190 countries and territories around the world. The company’s brands include Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Dettol, and many more. Every day, about 20 million Reckitt products are purchased by consumers around the world.

The Dettol flagship brand was born in the UK in 1933. The 85-year-old brand is now widely sold in countries around the world and trusted by healthcare professionals and consumers alike. In Vietnam, Dettol is sold in pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, and on e-commerce sites.

By Ha Thuy

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