TCPVN, the first international office of TCP Group (T.C. Pharma) in Vietnam, the owner of popular Thai energy drink brands Red Bull and Warrior, has collaborated with the Vietnam Young Doctors Association (VYPA) to donate 1,200 bags of medicine for COVID-19 treatment to five provinces including Tien Giang, Vinh Long, An Giang, Kien Giang, and Ca Mau.
|TCPVN made the donation after the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in the southwest |
According to the Ministry of Health, during the fourth outbreak, from April 27 to November 30, Vietnam recorded a total of 1.23 million infections and an average of 13,000 cases a day in the latest week. In the southwest, local transmissions have increased to the highest 5,043 cases on November 25, imposing lots of strains on the local health system. As a result, authorities have allowed F0 people to receive treatment at home to minimise the risk of infections and release pressure on medical staff.
The medicine bags are designed to assist F0 receive treatment at home safely, reduce deaths, and prevent their condition from getting worse. It has proven effective in the current three-tier treatment model. However, there remain several people with no access to medicine bags due to high demand and limited availability.
The joint assistance by TCPVN and VYPA offers medicine bags for use under the guidance of medical staff delivered to COVID-19 patients. Such timely and practical contributions expect to assist F0 people with their quarantine and treatment at home so that they can get over quickly, thereby relieving a substantial burden on the medical teams during the COVID-19 outbreak in the southwest.
Moreover, following previous efforts to support the fight against the pandemic, TCPVN has teamed up with the Central Committee of Vietnam Youth Federation (CVYF) to donate 1,500 cartons of Warrior to frontline teams in 13 provinces and cities across the southwest.
In addition, TCPVN contributed an oxygen container worth VND1 billion($43,480) to VYPA to be delivered to the Field Hospital in Cho Moi, An Giang province. Previously, the oxygen container was used to provide oxygen for COVID-19 patients at Field Hospital No.6 in Ho Chi Minh City. In the coming time, it shall be transported to epidemic areas to address oxygen needs and support medical staff with treatment.
Highlighting the necessity and effectiveness of the medicine bags in supporting COVID-19 treatment, Nguyen Huu Tu, standing vice president and general secretary of the VYPA, said, “Thanks to the assistance of TCPVN, VYPA and the Commission for Mass Mobilisation were able to give precious medicine bags to five southern provinces. In spite of the limited supplies, they have energised the community with strength and spirit, while reaffirming the unity of the Vietnamese people in the fight against COVID-19. We do hope this timely action by TCPVN can be an inspiration for more actions from other players. At the end, more and more COVID-19 patients shall be assisted during treatment and recovery, creating a strong and safe Vietnam.”
On the same note, Nguyen Thanh Huan, country director of TCPVN, said, “Following efforts to join the community in the fight against the pandemic, we hope that our contributions can support COVID-19 patients to be treated safely and effectively, to lower death rates, and achieve recovery at the soonest. Moreover, we want to express our appreciation for frontline groups. We believe that the continuous cooperation of the government, organisations, and businesses shall help the community adapt flexibly and safely to the COVID-19 quickly.”
In August 2021, TCPVN made efforts to support research, manufacturing, and provide more medical equipment and supplies amid the pandemic. In particular, an ambulance was given to the Hospital of District 11, Ho Chi Minh City; and VND1 billion, almost equivalent to the value of an oxygen container, was contributed to VYPA. To express its gratitude, encourage, and energise doctors and frontline teams, 10,600 cartons of Warrior and Red Bull were sent to those in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 southern provinces and cities during the peak time of the pandemic.
The timely and meaningful support from TCPVN continues to spread positive energy and reaffirm TCPVN and TCP Group's commitment to community responsibility and sustainable development.