Diageo Vietnam donates medical devices for COVID-19 prevention in Viet Nam

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 18:30

An employee of Diageo Vietnam hands over medical oxygen concentrators to a representative of the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front in HCM City on August 16. — Photo Diageo Vietnam

Diageo Vietnam Limited (DVL) handed over 30 medical oxygen concentrators to the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front in HCM City on August 16.

The donation is part of the company’s emergency relief package for COVID-19 prevention in Viet Nam. The emergency relief package includes 50 units of medical oxygen concentrators and 8,000 Oximeters with a total value of approximately VND3 billion, which have been allocated to help COVID-19 patients in HCM City, Ha Noi and Ninh Thuan Province.

“As a British business operating in Viet Nam, we are proud to join hands and support the local communities in every possible way to protect their well-being and safety, especially during this tough time of the pandemic. I am very pleased that Diageo could extend our support to the communities in Viet Nam by donating these medical devices to meet the increasing demand for treatment of COVID-19 patients. We strongly believe in the determination and consensus of the Vietnamese Government, its people and businesses to overcome this challenging pandemic," said Nguyen Anh Thi, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam.

"Diageo’s donation is meaningful humane work. We highly appreciate the timely support of Diageo in this challenging period. We are coordinating with the Ministry of Health and local authorities to bring these medical devices to the places in need the most, to support treatment and save patients' lives, helping to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks and protect the communities,” said Vo Van Thien, Head of Southern Office of the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front (CCVFF) in HCM City.

In March 2021, Diageo Vietnam also contributed another VND3 billion to the fundraising appeal “Making COVID-19 Vaccine Contributions with Tuoi tre” by Tuoi tre newspaper to help frontline workers get vaccinations. In June, Diageo Vietnam also partnered with the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front to present the Ministry of Health with 18,600 hand sanitiser bottles worth VND670 million, alongside its campaign “Clean Serve by Diageo” which provided sanitising kits and guidelines for more than 315 bars and clubs across the country.

Diageo’s donation for emergency relief took place in the context that Viet Nam has been experiencing the most complicated 4th wave of COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant.

Particularly the surging number of severe cases over the last few months in HCM City – the country's epicentre, has put the local healthcare system under pressure. The Government has prioritised all resources across the nation for emergency relief to HCM City in order to strengthen the capacity of the local healthcare system to treat COVID-19 patients and ensure safety for the communities. — VNS

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