SCGP hands over unique paper innovations to support COVID-19 fight

June 27, 2021 | 12:27
In face of the fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Bien Hoa Packaging JSC (SOVI), member of the packaging arm of SCG, one of the leading conglomerates in he ASEAN region, has manufactured and provided innovative applications to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City to support pandemic prevention and control at administrative agencies and medical facilities.
SCGP hands over unique paper innovations to support COVID-19 fight
Representatives of Ho Chi Minh City National University Dormitory, the most crowded quarantine area, receiving SCGP paper field hospital beds

In particular, since June 11, 1,000 SCGP paper field hospital beds have been delivered to the Vietnam Father Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. These unique innovations will be later on transferred to medical units and lockdown areas to almost all districts around the city to further support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Ho Chi Minh City's neighbouring provinces are deemed as high-risk areas, SCGP also presented 1,000 SCGP paper field hospital beds to Binh Duong and Long An provinces, supporting the localities against the pandemic.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, SOVI has quickly taken action and rolled out the necessary initiatives to support the local communities in Vietnam during this challenging time,” said Dang Ngoc Diep, general manager of SOVI. “With our innovative paper products, we hope to join hands with the local authorities and frontline workforce of Ho Chi Minh City to fight against the pandemic effectively."

SCGP hands over unique paper innovations to support COVID-19 fight
An SCGP paper field hospital bed already in use in Ho Chi Minh City

SCGP paper field hospital beds are entirely made of recycled paper, are easy-to-install and built to provide comfort and safety for both patients and medical teams. Previously, this innovation has been successfully put into use at diverse field hospitals in Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces, relieving the burden on medical workforce in transporting and installing the patients’ beds.

In Ho Chi Minh City, 1,000 SCGP paper field hospital beds have been distributed to 17 districts as well as Thu Duc city and the National University Dormitory – the most crowded quarantine area in the city. All the recipients appreciated the convenience of the products.

Following the corporate’s sustainable philosophy, SCGP has applied its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy throughout its investments and operations in Vietnam, in which environmental and social welfare are greatly emphasised.

Prior to this, amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 situation, SCG has mobilised support from subsidiaries to provide timely assistance at critical touch points in the nation.

SCGP hands over unique paper innovations to support COVID-19 fight
SCG employees delivering paper field hospital beds to critical touch points around Ho Chi Minh City

Primarily, SCGP has donated to Hai Duong province 10,000 premium-quality paper boxes to transfer provisional contents to the lockdown zone and 100 SCGP paper field hospital beds made from recycled paper.

In the hot spot Bac Giang, 100 SCGP paper field hospital beds were delivered to be equipped at the field hospital and 1,000 face shields from SCG Vietnam Co., Ltd. to protect the medical team. In order to support the government in ensuring public health and safety during the recent elections, SCGP has awarded 400 paper partitions to polling stations and local government offices.

To support the borderland security, SCG Vietnam has teamed up with Tin Thanh Packing JSC (BATICO) – a subsidiary of SCGP to donate 25,000 masks for the border force supporting it to overcome this hardship. Simultaneously, Prime Group JSC, member of SCG, has coordinated with Lac Viet Friendship Hospital to organise sample checking for 850 officials and employees in five business units in improving local testing capacity, contributing to the process of tracing and preventing COVID-19, together with providing utilities for the locals.

These contributions in the pandemic prevention and protection for frontline medical forces, once again demonstrate the relentless commitment of SCG and SOVI to the local community, to improving the quality of life for Vietnamese people.

By Anh Duc

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