A group of Ciputra apartment's residents in Hà Nội prepare meals for doctors and health workers in the fight against COVID-19. — Photo laodong.vn
HÀ NỘI — A group of residents living in the Ciputra apartment complex in Hà Nội have raised VNĐ1 billion (US$42,600) to help the fight against COVID-19.
They are collaborating with a private enterprise, Khóa Huy Hoàng Ltd.Co, to provide meals for doctors and health workers in two branches of the Hà Nội-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The group members in co-ordination with a local restaurant prepare raw materials, cook, and transport about 640 meals (including a soup, fruit and rice with meat) every day, of which 360 are for Đông Anh District branch and 280 for Hà Nội branch.
"We want to share with the doctors and health workers, who are day and night on the front line struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic," L., a resident of Ciputra who contributed to the fund and helped prepare the meals, said.
Ms. L, asking to remain anonymous, said the meals, worth VNĐ50,000 each, for doctors and health workers will be maintained regularly every day until the COVID-19 pandemic ends in Viêt Nam.
A representative of the resident group said: "After talking with the Social Work Department of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, we learned that the doctors and health workers were in need of meals.”
“Therefore, we have coordinated with a restaurant to prepare a menu for the hospital to choose from.”
Phương Văn Đức, a representative of the resident group, said: “We want hygienic and nutritious meals for doctors and health workers, who are helping patients fight against COVID-19.”
Currently, the members are helping the staff of Khóa Huy Hoàng Co., Ltd. in meal preparation and delivery during the week.
To ensure that the delivery of meals to the two hospital branches was done by 5pm, members begin cooking at 1pm.
“All members are enthusiastic and happy when participating in this social work,” L. said.
“After being carefully boxed, meals will be delivered to cars to be taken to two hospital branches.”
With the fight against COVID-19 entering a difficult stage, hundreds of thousands of doctors and health workers across the country are living away from their families for a long time, day and night they were taking care of sick patients.
In particular, on the front lines against the pandemic, like at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, there are a high number of patients who are under treatment and isolation. — VNS