Siemens Caring Hands donates medical equipment to Vietnamese hospitals

October 28, 2021 | 18:00
This donation is part of the global Siemens relief fund programme managed by Siemens Caring Hands, a charitable association founded by global tech giant Siemens AG in 2001.
Siemens Caring Hands donates medical equipment to Vietnamese hospitals
The hand-over ceremony of mobile X-ray system MOBILETT Elara Max in Hanoi today

The fund was set up to provide support to relief organisations and medical facilities as well as to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 crisis worldwide.

This donation project was submitted by Siemens Vietnam to Siemens Caring Hands and is co-implemented with DEVIEMED – an established non-profit association of German and Vietnamese doctors – with technical support from Siemens Healthineers in Vietnam.

“With the donation from Siemens AG and its employees, Siemens Caring Hands wants to help combat the negative effects of the pandemic. I am very grateful that we can use these funds in Vietnam to make a significant contribution to COVID-19 treatment hospitals,” said Christian Kaeser, chairman of Siemens Caring Hands.

Thanks to its fast, secure, and seamless integration into IT network, the mobile X-ray system allows access to relevant data whenever in need. It is expected to scan more than 100 patients per day.

“In response to the Vietnamese government's call on COVID-19 prevention and control, DEVIEMED is very pleased to cooperate with Siemens Caring Hands and Siemens Vietnam to sponsor medical equipment for the hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients,” said Alexander Hemprich, president of DEVIEMED.

The hand-over ceremony of the mobile X-ray system MOBILETT Elara Max took place at COVID-19 Hospital in Hanoi today with attendance of representatives from Siemens Vietnam, Siemens Healthineers, DEVIEMED and Hanoi Medical University Hospital.

Siemens Healthineers MOBILETT Elara Max is a lightweight and compact system that offers maximum mobility and positioning flexibility even in tight spaces with consistently high image quality. Thanks to its fast, secure, and seamless integration into IT network, the machine allows access to relevant data whenever in need. It is expected to scan more than 100 patients a day.

“In treating COVID-19 patients, it is essential to have flexible and powerful machines that are always ready. MOBILETT Elara Max mobile X-ray system is a perfect solution. With this contribution, Siemens has helped us increase resources that are strongly needed for diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam,” said Nguyen Lan Hieu, director of Hanoi Medical University Hospital.

The anesthesia system will be delivered to Hue Central Hospital next week, where it will be used to treat COVID-19 patients with underlying illness, and later children with congenital facial malformations, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, in the central region of Vietnam.

“We are very worried and concerned about severe damages caused by COVID-19 to Vietnam. To minimise it, we would like to make significant contributions to assist as many people as possible. This timely donation will help alleviate the negative impact caused by the coronavirus on the medical system and improve access to healthcare, even beyond the pandemic,” said Siemens ASEAN and Vietnam president and CEO Pham Thai Lai.

By Anh Duc

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