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Hospitals given foreign support in fight against COVID-19

Update: June, 01/2020 - 21:18


A COVID-19 patient is treated at the branch of National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hà Nội's Đông Anh District. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Hà

HÀ NỘI — The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on Monday received 1,000 3M medical masks and 60 four-litre cans of hand sanitiser worth over VNĐ100 million (US$4,300) from the US organisation Resource Exchange International (REI).

Another 300 sets of medical protective gear (consisting of one medical cap, surgical coverall, gloves, surgical mask, safety glasses, and medical shoe cover) and 550 3M medical masks with a total value of more than VNĐ90 million would be presented to Đồng Nai General Hospital on Friday.

Head of Project of REI in Việt Nam Trần Phương Liên said that REI was pleased to partner with various stakeholders to implement this meaningful charity programme.

“Taking this opportunity, we expect that REI will become a reliable partner in the long-term medical charity programmes in Việt Nam,” she said.

According to the Project Office of REI in Việt Nam, through the connection of the People's Aid Co-ordinating Committee (PACCOM), Dow Vietnam and REI donated the necessary medical supplies to the hospitals with the desire to support the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, helping the community health resilience and working with the whole country to effectively prevent and control COVID-19.

Dr Lê Văn Dũng, Vice President of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, thanked the organisation for the encouragement and support.

REI has been in Việt Nam since 1993 in the fields of health, education and agriculture with its headquarters located in Colorado, USA, with the mission of "Building people to build a nation." — VNS


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