Along with strengthening the inspection of pandemic prevention activities, especially at hospitals, schools, supermarkets, and places of worship, it should strictly punish those who fail to abide by prevention and control regulations as well as those facilitating illegal entry into Vietnam and illegal immigrants, he said.
The batch is comprised of 105,000 masks of all kinds, 500kg of Cloramin B, 5,000 sets of protective clothing, 1,000 bottles of antiseptic solution, 1,000 kits of rapid tests for SARS-CoV-2 and 100 portable thermometers.
The Vietnamese side also dispatched four health professionals who have acquired experience in COVID-19 fight to support Laos in halting the spread of the virus.
“With a team of experienced specialists, we will assist Laos with emergency treatment, testing and resuscitation which Laos is in dire need of at the moment,” said Major General Nguyen Hung Thang, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of the General Department of Logistics, at the hand-over ceremony.
“We do expect Laos will prevent and repel the epidemic soon,” he told Lieutenant General Khamphet Sinanone, Director of the Laos General Department of Logistics at the ceremony
For his part, Lieu, Gen. Khamphet Sinanone thanked the Vietnam People’s Army for timely assistance which he said demonstrates vivid manifestation of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and armies of Laos and Vietnam.
“We will work closely with Vietnamese professionals at our military hospitals and effectively utilize the donated equipment,” he said.
The donation consists of 100,000 antibacterial cloth masks and 50,000 medical masks, made by Vietnamese enterprises.
The Hanoi city government on June 1 handed over medical supplies to the US city of New York in support of their fight against Covid-19, Kinhtedothi.vn reported.
The donation consists of 100,000 antibacterial cloth masks and 50,000 medical masks, made by Vietnamese enterprises. They meet quality standards prescribed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and are certified with CE marking of the European Union.
|Hanoi donates medical supplies to New York to support Covid-19 fight. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn|
Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung said that during the pandemic, international cooperation and solidarity is needed to curb the Covid-19 spread and minimize its impacts on every country in the world.
“We believe that with the drastic measures the US government is taking, with the efforts and determination of its people and international cooperation, the US will soon get over the pandemic,” Chung said at the handover ceremony.
For his part, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink expressed his special thanks to the Hanoi mayor for this gift.
The ambassador praised the Vietnamese government and Hanoi’s authorities for promptly applying necessary measures to curb the pandemic spread.
The US is proud to be Vietnam’s partner in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Daniel Kritenbrink stressed.
He added that the international and the US press has also recognized that Vietnam is currently among the leading countries in containing the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the United States is tackling Covid-19 outbreak and New York is one of the worst affected cities, Ambassador Kritenbrink believes that Hanoi’s gift will help keep the city’s medical staff be safe and soon control the disease.
This year marks 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, thus, the ambassador stated that events like this help strengthen the partnership between Vietnam and the US in many aspects.
Earlier, on behalf of the American Red Cross, Ambassador Kritenbrink on April 29 accepted a donation of 420,000 medical masks, which included 120,000 ones donated by the Vietnam Red Cross, and 300,000 donated by the Vietnam-US Alumni Club (VUSAC)-Hanoi.
In mid-April, the Vietnamese government gifted 200,000 cloth masks to the US government and people. In addition, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made another donation of 50,000 medical masks for the White House Office.
In response, Ambassador Kritenbrink said the gift was a tremendous show of solidarity and support from Vietnam for his country, and pledged that the US would enhance collaboration with the Vietnamese side in dealing with the pandemic and in ensuring public health and safety.
Kinh te & Do thi Newspaper calls on benefactors to support doctors and health workers to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Kinh te & Do thi (Economic and Urban) newspaper, the organ of the Hanoi People’s Committee, has launched a charity program named “Working together to prevent and control Covid-19” to support those in the front lines against the pandemic.
|Kinh te & Do thi joins hands to combat the Covid-19 pandemic|
The program calls on benefactors, individuals and groups to donate cash, nutritional products, medical equipment, masks, hand sanitizer or antiseptic solution to doctors, health workers, armed forces, journalists and volunteers who are at the front lines of the battle against Covid-19.
The Economic and Urban newspaper will update the list of benefactors on the website http.kinhtedothi.vn, http.hanoitimes.vn, http.tieudung.vn, http://giaothonghanoi.kinhtedothi.vn.
Please send contributions to:
Address: No.21 Huynh Thuc Khang, Dong Da district, Hanoi
Your contributions will encourage those who are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam sent experienced health professionals from its leading hospitals to Laos.
A group of 35 Vietnamese experienced doctors and health professionals today [May 4] left for the Covid-19 fight in the neighboring country of Laos.
The team led by Deputy Minister of Heath Nguyen Truong Son will support Laos in testing, treatment, and building field hospitals.
The manpower support was quickly given after Laotian Health Minister Bounfeng Phoummalaysith asked for help in a conversation with the Vietnamese counterpart on May 2.
Speaking at the meeting on May 3 before the team’s departure, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said the Vietnamese health experts’ missions are both guiding and directly performing the work relating to Covid-19 prevention and control.
In details, the team will assist Lao peers in contact tracing, mandatory quarantine, home quarantine, social distancing, and lockdown. They would provide expertise in treatment of Covid-19 patients, including quick establishment of intensive care units; and in building field hospitals in affected areas, applying the protocol against Covid-19 applied in the pandemic stricken Vietnamese cities of Danang and Hai Duong.
|Some of Vietnamese health professionals ready to fly to Laos. Photo: Cho Ray Hospital|
In terms of testing, the Vietnamese experts will help Laos raise testing capacity partly with medical equipment provided by Vietnam.
The group also includes experts on medical waste and environment management in the Covid-19 fight.
Notably, Lao clinic stations will be allowed to connect with Vietnam’s health centers for better consultation when the Vietnamese experts are on mission there.
Upon the departure, Long told Vietnamese experts to devote wholeheartedly for the Covid-19 fight in Laos as part of efforts to help the Vietnamese community there.
|Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long (2nd right) and Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son (3rd right) meet health professionals before the trip to Laos. Photo: Tuan Dung/VGP|
The team includes renown Vietnamese health professionals namely Dr Hoang Minh Duc, deputy head of the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Nguyen Trung Cap, deputy director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), and doctors from leading hospitals like Bach Mai Hospital, Cho Ray Hospital, Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang, Pasteur Institute of Central Highlands, Institute of Public Health Ho Chi Minh City, among others.
Since the pandemic resurgence broke out in Laos in April 20, 2021, Vietnam has extended its assistance to its comprehensive strategic partner by providing 200 ventilators, two million masks, 10 tons of chloroquine, other equipment, and an amount of nearly US$500,000, according to Nguyen Quoc Dung, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs.
|Vietnam’s border guards hand over disaster relief to Laos. Photo: VOV|
According to local media, Hanoi has so far offered Vientiane cash and equipment worth roughly US$2.5 million.
In addition, Vietnam’s top leaders have expressed their care over the Covid-19 pandemic in Laos. The caring messages come from Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Meanwhile, standing member of the CPV’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong met with Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngboungnuang expressing Vietnam’s willingness to provide the neighboring country the timely support.
Currently, the pandemic has swept through 15 out of 18 cities and provinces in Laos.
The stamp issuance is a message from the postal sector, contributing to the effective prevention of COVID-19 pandemic with the whole nation.
Two sets of stamps under the theme “Safely coexist with COVID-19” were issued on April 29 by the Ministries of Information and Communications and Vietnam Post, to promote awareness and responsibility of individual about the importance and necessity of prevention, combat and preparedness to cope with the pandemic.
|Stamp collectors come to buy the newly-issued stamp set. Photos: vnpost.vn|
The stamp with the size of 32x43mm was designed by painter To Minh Trang (from Vietnam Post).
The first set bears the 5K Message (in Vietnamese) of the Ministry of Health: Khau trang (Facemask)- Khu khuan (Disinfection) – Khoang cach (Distance) – Khong tu tap (No gathering) – Khai bao y te (Health declaration).
The other set shows the belief in the COVID-19 vaccine that will stamp out the pandemic.
The price of 5K set is VND4,000 (US$0.17) + VND2,000 (US$0.087) (surcharge) while the Covid-19 vaccine costs VND6,000 (US$0.26).
|Two new stamps with eye-catching colors, simple and easy-to-understand content.|
The surcharge of VND2,000, on behalf of users of postal services, will be donated to the Government’s disease prevention and control fund for purchasing medical equipment and essentials needed to fight the pandemic.
The stamps sets are available at 63 post offices nationwilde and in 192 countries and territories members of the World Postal Union.
In addition to issuing stamps “Safely coexist with COVID-19”, Vietnam Post also offers products depicting the same subject such as FDC envelopes, postcards, personal stamps for both domestic and international stamps collectors.