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|TCPVN has just contributed $86,960 in cash and products to research and manufacturing activities in support of Vietnam's COVID-19 fight|
VND1 billion ($43,480) of this is going to the Vietnam Young Physicians'Association under the Ministry of Health (MoH); one ambulance equivalent to more than VND810 million ($35,220) is to be handed over to District 11 Hospital in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Health Department via the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee, helping to address the most urgent needs today.
According to the MoH, 406,233 cases were recorded on the National System of COVID-19 Case Management from April 27 to August 27, of which Ho Chi Minh City recorded the most infections, with over 199,480 cases. The fourth wave of COVID-19 has greatly affected the socio-economic situation of many provinces and cities, and at the same time put significant pressure on Vietnam’s health system. Specifically, in addition to the medical staff on the frontline day and night fighting against the pandemic, the shortage of oxygen supply and ambulances to serve the epidemic-repelling process are two urgent issues that need to be addressed.
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In order to share these difficulties with the Vietnamese health sector, TCPVN has donated VND2 billion in cash and products to organisations in charge, directly supporting the fight against the pandemic.
“Researching and inventing equipment to meet the immediate demands of the medical team in treatment is critical in the fight against the pandemic,” said Nguyen Huu Tu, standing vice chairman of the Vietnam Young Physicians' Association. “Thanks to this contribution from TCPVN, we can rapidly send the oxygen supply containers to support the frontline medical team; this equipment is vital in meeting the pressing need for oxygen for treatment.”
TCPVN will use the remaining funds to equip District 11 Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City with an ambulance to strengthen its support for patient transport and coordination.
Pham Quoc Dung, representative of District 11 Hospital, said that the hospital is directly taking care of 200 patients and receiving about 20 more COVID-19 emergency cases every day. Besides, the hospital also manages and operates COVID-19 Field Hospital No. 9, receiving, managing, providing medical care, and transporting COVID-19 patients from the community to isolation areas 1 and 2 of District 11. Having more ambulances will support the transportation of patients to the hospital or transfer to other medical centres.
In addition, TCPVN's Warrior Energy Drink has cooperated with the Central Committee of the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Vietnam Youth Social Work Centre to contribute 6,000 boxes of energy drinks to doctors and frontline teams in Ho Chi Minh City and southern localities.
In the early stages when the epidemic broke out in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh, through the National Volunteer Centre under Central Vietnam Youth Federation, Warrior Energy Drink also contributed VND200 million ($8,700) in cash and 600 boxes of products to share the difficulties of locals.
“With the limited but practical contributions of TCPVN, we hope to help ease some of the pressure on the healthcare industry, especially in Ho Chi Minh City which is suffering heavily from the pandemic,” said Nguyen Thanh Huan, country director of TCPVN. “Benefiting the community is always part of the aims of TCPVN when doing business in Vietnam. We hope that TCPVN's efforts together with other businesses will support the Vietnamese government to bring all people through the crisis as soon and as safely as possible."
Previously, in 2020, TCPVN has contributed more than VND3 billion ($130,430) in cash and 8,683 boxes of products worth more than VND5 billion ($217,390) to COVID-19 prevention and control programmes of agencies and organisations from the central to local levels.
In particular, last October, TCPVN has contributed VND2 billion to the research and production of rapid test kits for tracking antigens and antibodies by the Centre for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biologicals (POLYVAC) under the MoH.