|SABECO launched Community Care to support frontline health workers and the Vietnamese community overcome the pandemic |
The COVID-19 pandemic has been pressuring the lives of people and placing tremendous burden on public healthcare systems. Thus, more efforts should be made to protect fronline healthcare workers and the affected groups in the community. In this context, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has called for businesses and organisations to contribute millions of Social Security Packages to disadvantaged households.
Responding to the call, SABECO and the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) Central Committee are implementing the Community Care programme from August 19 to 26 in virus-hit southern localities like Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Can Tho, and Khanh Hoa as well as other isolation areas such as Tay Ninh, Vung Tau, Soc Trang. The programme aims to protect vulnerable groups and fronline heroes during the fight against the pandemic.
Accordingly, the programme is donating seven MEK-ics MV2000 EVO 5 Korea anti-invasive and non-invasive ventilator machines; 65,000 N95 medical masks and 4-piece protective gears; 35,500 hand-sanitiser bottles and 20,000 boxes of purified water to support frontliners during this critical time.
Meanwhile, in partnership with MM Mega Market, VYF members, and local youth, SABECO will also deliver and distribute 5,000 essential packages with total value of VND2 billion($86,960) to 5,000 affected families in quarantine zones in eight cities. The total contribution of medical equipment and essientials packages for COVID-19 prevention and control has reached VND10 billion ($434,780).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting all of us, our families, our organisations, and our economic outlook across the country. At this time, helping each other to overcome challenges is the most important. As a company with a long-standing history in Vietnam, SABECO is aware of its role and responsibility as a good corporate citizen and, as such, is willing to join the tremendous and ceaseless efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Vietnam, and usher in economic revovery,” shared Bennett Neo, general director of SABECO.
“With the spirit of 'Stronger together', the Community Care programme aims to share the burdens of national frontliners, and SABECO stands side by side with Vietnam and its people in the fight against COVID-19," he added.
|SABECO has been a responsible corporate citizen, especially during critical times |
On the same note, Nguyen Hai Minh, permanent vice president of the VYF Central committee, shared, “In the early days of the pandemic in Vietnam in 2021, the VYF Central Committee has called on all levels of VYF, members and the Vietnamese youth to support the government and authorities in tackling COVID-19. VYF has launched many programmes and activities in accordance with the 'Sharing affection, joining hands to overcome the pandemic' programme."
"Millions of gifts have been given to frontline workers and people in need during COVID-19, demonstrating the pioneering and volunteering spirit of Vietnamese youth in combating COVID-19. The Community Care programme continues to display the humanity, sharing, and timely help of organisations and individuals. The programme mobilises VYF members and the youth to continue volunteering and bringing meaningful and practical gifts to frontline workers and disadvantaged people negatively affected by COVID-19,” he said.
As a company with a 146-year history of development in Vietnam, SABECO has always been committed to be a responsible corporate citizen, especially during critical times. SABECO is considered one of the largest contributors to the state budget and the corporation has provided stable employment for more than 12,000 employees in its ecosystem.
Meanwhile, community and sustainable activities have always been a key part of SABECO’s development strategy to leverage positive impacts on Vietnam and its people. As Vietnam has been facing the fourth wave of COVID-19, SABECO has stepped up programmes to support the country's frontline health workers. Besides that, SABECO also implemented the SABECO Cares programme to ensure the safety and health of its employees across its wide ecosystem during the critical times.