PepsiCo Vietnam aids local hospitals in COVID-19 fight

Friday, Jul 24, 2020 17:27

Medical equipment donated to Cho Ray Hospital in the framework of the project sponsored by PepsiCo Vietnam. Photo courtesy of the project
Medical equipment worth VND4.7 billion (US$205,000) has been donated to six hospitals and health facilities in five provinces and cities to support doctors in the COVID-19 fight and long-term treatment competency.

The project 'Joining hands to prevent and combat COVID-19 - For a healthy Viet Nam' is sponsored by PepsiCo Vietnam in collaboration with the Viet Nam Young Physicians Association (VYPA).

The donated medical devices including GE's Vivid T8 ultrasound system from the US, Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator from Ireland, BIPAP AVAPS ventilator, Nihon Kohden defibrillators and other types of medical equipment were delivered to Bach Mai Hospital, Hung Yen Provincial Department of Health, Binh Duong Province General Hospital and HCM City’s Cho Ray Hospital.

Attending a ceremony at Bach Mai Hospital last month, Prof Tran Van Thuan, deputy health minister and chairman of the VYPA, said these gifts will be used effectively.

“In the new normal era, with the spirit of being ready to respond to the pandemic, we continue to co-ordinate with creditable partners, supporting essential medical supplies and equipment for regular medical examination as well as preparing for the second wave of the pandemic.”

In addition to donating health care devices to hospitals, PepsiCo Vietnam also contributed masks and antibacterial gels to more than 2,400 farmers in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong as well as medical equipment to the two border posts in Ha Giang and Nghe An. VNS

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