Siemens Caring Hands donates medical equipment to hospitals in Viet Nam

Friday, Oct 29, 2021 08:05

The hand-over ceremony of the mobile X-ray system MOBILETT Elara Max in Ha Noi on Thursday. — Photo courtesy of Siemens

Siemens Caring Hands, a charitable association founded by Siemens AG, has donated a mobile X-ray system and an anaesthesia system to hospitals in Viet Nam.

The hand-over ceremony of the mobile X-ray system MOBILETT Elara Max took place in Ha Noi on Thursday. The anaesthesia system will be delivered to Hue Central Hospital next week where it will be used to treat COVID-19 patients with underlying illness, and later children with congenital facial malformations, such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

This donation is part of Siemens global relief fund programme managed by Siemens Caring Hands. The fund was set up to provide support to relief organisations, medical facilities and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 crisis around the world.

The donation was co-implemented by DEVIEMED, an established non-profit association of German and Vietnamese doctors, with technical support from Siemens Healthineers in Viet Nam.

“We are very worried and concerned about the severe damage caused by COVID-19 to Viet Nam. To minimise it, we would like to make significant contributions to assist as many people as possible. This donation will help alleviate the negative impact caused by COVID-19 on the medical system and improve access to healthcare, even beyond the pandemic”, said Siemens ASEAN and Viet Nam President and CEO Pham Thai Lai.

The Siemens Healthineers MOBILETT Elara Max is a lightweight and compact system that offers maximum mobility and positioning flexibility, even in tight spaces, with consistently high-quality images. Thanks to its fast, secure, and seamless integration into IT networks, the machine allows access to relevant data whenever it is needed. It is expected to scan more than 100 patients per day.

“In treating COVID-19 patients, it is essential to have flexible and powerful machines that are always ready. MOBILETT Elara Max mobile X-ray system is the perfect solution. With this contribution, Siemens has helped us increase the resources that are strongly needed for diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients in Viet Nam,” said Nguyen Lan Hieu, Director of Ha Noi Medical University Hospital. — VNS

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