SaVipharm donates medical equipment worth over $215,300 to HCM City for Covid-19 fight

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 08:00

Tran Tuu(C), chairman and general director of SaVipharm, presents medical equipment to the 115 Emergency Centre and the HCM City Centre of Disease Control at a ceremony in HCM City last week. — Photo courtesy of the company

SaVi Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company (SaVipharm) has donated medical equipment worth VND5 billion (US$215,320) to the HCM City Department of Health for use in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

At a ceremony last week, attended by Prof Dr Nguyen Tan Binh, the department’s director, Tran Huu Phuoc, vice chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in HCM City, and managers of hospitals and medical centres, and company executives, SaVipharm donated to the 115 Emergency Centre an ambulance costing nearly VND2.5 billion imported from Turkey.

The vehicle is equipped with a defibrillator, ventilator, monitor, aspirator, and specialised emergency bag that meet international standards.

The company also donated a Real Time PCR LightCycler 48011 machine used to test for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) to the HCM City Centre for Disease Control (HCDC). It was imported from Switzerland for over VND1.4 billion.

It gave over VND1 billion to support frontline units in the prevention and control of the pandemic, including the HCDC, HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, HCM City Children's Hospital, Cu Chi Field Hospital, and the Covid-19 Treatment Hospital in Can Gio District.

SaVipharm is one of a few pharmaceutical enterprises in Viet Nam to have been granted the certificate of Science and Technology Enterprise by the HCM City Department of Science and Technology.

Its oral solid dosage factory has received Good Manufacturing Practice certification from WHO, Japan and the EU. — VNS

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