Companies donate medical equipment/cash for COVID-19 fight

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 12:05

A Shopee representative donates 5,000 N95 face masks and 5,000 pieces of protective garb to the Young Doctors Association for use at frontline hospitals battling the Covid-19 epidemic to the Young Doctor Association. — VNS Photo

E-commerce platform Shopee has donated VND3 billion worth of medical equipment to support hospitals and frontline healthcare workers in their battle against COVID-19 as part of a commitment it made to help contain the outbreak.

This includes procuring a negative pressure room for Bach Mai Hospital to isolate patients and two ventilators to National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

It will also donate 5,000 N95 face masks and 5,000 pieces of protective garb to the Young Doctors Association for use at frontline hospitals battling the epidemic.

Tran Tuan Anh, managing director, Shopee Vietnam, said: “We are at a critical time in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Our medical personnel and hospitals are at the forefront of the fight, and we salute them for their hard work and dedication in containing this epidemic. Each and every one of us has a role to play in this fight, and we are committed to doing what we can to support them during this period.”

Besides, in line with authorities’ efforts to encourage citizens to stay safe at home, Shopee has brought back the “O Nha Khong Kho, Co Shopee” campaign to provide shoppers convenient and affordable access to essential supplies.

From April 1 to 24, there will be 5,000 free shipping vouchers to be redeemed daily and an additional four free shipping vouchers credited to each buyer’s wallet on spike day to help offset delivery costs.

Buyers can also enjoy greater cost savings with discounts on health-related and essential products as well as redeem discount vouchers during flash sales at midnight, noon and 9pm.

Van Thinh Phat Group donates 2,000 ventilators for COVID-19 treatment

A medical product produced by Metran company. Photo

Van Thinh Phat Group on Wednesday announced it would donate 2,000 ventilators to the Government to aid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

HCM City and Ha Noi are expected to get half each.

Humming Plus, a ventilator brand produced by Japan’s Metran company, is especially suited for use on COVID-19 patients.

The donation will be done in collaboration with Van Lang University.

Metran said it expects to hand over the 2,000 ventilators within two months.

Van Thinh Phat also has interests in F&B, hospitality, financial services, and infrastructure.

The Standing Committee of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee’s HCM City unit said it has received nearly VND57 billion (US$2.42 million) worth of donations for COVID-19 prevention efforts.

The committee has worked with the Department of Health, quarantine areas and acute respiratory pathology hospitals to donate medical items worth VND12.58 trillion ($534.84 million) for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantining people.

They include four negative pressure rooms, 40 beds, 2,352 test kits, 14,000 sanitisers, 300 medical masks, and 122,700 antibacterial masks of all kinds. — VNS

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