|Representatives of South Korean Doosan Heavy Industries Việt Nam (Doosan Vina), in collaboration with Chung Ang University Hospital Korea (CAU) and Community Chest donate medical equipment to Quảng Ngãi General Hospital and Pediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital on December 16. Photo courtesy of Doosan Vina
QUẢNG NGÃI — South Korean Doosan Heavy Industries Việt Nam (Doosan Vina), in collaboration with Chung Ang University Hospital Korea (CAU) and Community Chest, donated medical equipment packages worth nearly VNĐ1.8 billion (US$78,000) to Quảng Ngãi General Hospital and Paediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital.
The central provincial people’s committee said on December 16 the medical equipment package would be essential for the medical team as well as patients during examination and treatment, contributing to help the province's medical centres improve service quality for patients.
Previously, Doosan Vina and CAU also donated 58 other devices worth $271,370 to Quảng Ngãi General Hospital, and an ultrasound machine to Pediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital in 2019.
Doosan Vina said the two hospitals were sponsoring the training programmes for medical teams alternatively in Korea and Viet Nam for nine years in a row from 2017 to 2025.
The Korean business said it had continuously implemented its community responsibilities with a series of social charity programmes, mainly focusing on three areas including health, education and housing since 2006.
Doosan and Chung Ang University Hospital also implemented a technology transfer programme for the medical team of Quảng Nam Central General Hospital, Quảng Ngãi General Hospital and Hospital for Women and Children, as well as donated medical equipment to other hospitals in the central region.
A series of charity programmes have been organised in the province including free health examinations, free medicine, congenital heart operations, cleft palate, cataract, obstetrics and gynaecology for 25,618 local residents with a total cost of $1.2 million.
Annually, Korean doctors from CAU’s hospital system joined a free programme to supply needed medicines, diagnoses and treatment for residents in rural and remote villages in the province.
South Korean professors and students from Chung Ang University also participate in a Corporate Society Responsibility (CSR) programme for primary school students and children with disabilities in the province every year. — VNS