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AIA Việt Nam donates $1m for pandemic fight

Update: April, 14/2020 - 11:41

 

AIA Việt Nam executives hand over a cheque for VNĐ25 billion ($1.07 million) to the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee for supporting doctors and other workers on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 . — Photo courtesy of AIA Vietnam

HCM CITY — AIA Life Insurance on April 13 said it would donate VNĐ25 billion (US$1.07 million) to assist medical workers and volunteers on the frontlines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

It has handed over VNĐ2 billion to the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee to buy medical equipment, and will hand over the remaining VNĐ23 billion to the front for a financial assistance programme for doctors, nurses, medical staff, pharmacists, drivers, security guards, volunteers, and others at hospitals across the country.

Everyone who contracts the disease will get VNĐ10 million ($425) from it.

The families of people dying of the infection will get VNĐ100 million ($4,250).

Wayne Besant, AIA Vietnam CEO, said, “Through the programme, we want to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to doctors and health workers who are day and night on the frontline struggling with the pandemic.” — VNS

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