Vingroup will give 2,400 invasive ventilators to Russia and Ukraine to help treat COVID-19 patients. — Photo courtesy of Vingroup
HÀ NỘI — Vingroup will give 2,400 invasive ventilators to Russia and Ukraine to help treat COVID-19 cases in the two countries between May 15 to August 30.
The embassy of the Russian Federation in Việt Nam and the embassy of Ukraine in Việt Nam signed an agreement to receive the ventilators on May 6 in Hà Nội.
The invasive ventilators include Vsmart VFS-410 and VFS-510, the two “made in Vietnam” invasive ventilators which have been completed and manufactured entirely within the Vingroup ecosystem, with a localisation rate of up to 70 per cent.
Nguyễn Việt Quang, Vice Chairman and CEO of Vingroup said that: “By giving 2,400 invasive ventilators, Vingroup hopes to actively contribute to the effective treatment of medical forces in Russia and Ukraine for patients and control of the COVID-19 pandemic. This shows the gratitude of the Group’s management to the two countries for their close connection with the start-up process of Vingroup.”
In detail, Vingroup will give Russia 1,000 VFS-410 ventilators and 500 VFS-510 ventilators; while giving Ukraine 600 VFS-410 ventilators and 300 VFS-510 ventilators.
The VFS-410 and VFS-510 ventilators are currently being assessed by quality management agencies and the Medical Council of Vietnam, ensuring compliance with quality standards for product circulation in Viet Nam.
At the same time, Vingroup is promoting the supply of ventilator models for Russia and Ukraine to carry out quality inspection procedures in accordance with their current regulations.
The group will officially hand over 2,400 ventilators after being granted product circulation licences by Russia and Ukraine.
Up to now, Vingroup is one of the pioneering enterprises in Asia in sponsoring and supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with a total sponsorship fund of nearly VNĐ600 billion (US$25.7 million) excluding funding for investment in manufacturing ventilators.
According to the worldometers.info statistics, by 7am May 6, 2020, there are more than 3.7 million Covid-19 cases and nearly 258,000 deaths around the world. Russia is gradually becoming the current hotspot of COVID-19, with a total of 155,370 SARS-CoV-2 confirmed cases and 1,451 deaths. While Ukraine’s Ministry of Health reported a total of 12,697 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 316 deaths as of May 6. — VNS