In the complicated status of the Covid-19 epidemic in many provinces and cities across the country, especially in the hotspots of Ho Chi Minh City, simultaneously, in response to the program “Together with Youth to fight against COVID-19” of Tuoi Tre Newspaper, Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group donated 10 high-current oxygen machines (HFNCs) worth nearly 1 billion VND to the Vietnam Emergency and Poison Resuscitation and field hospitals treating Covid-19 patients in Ho Chi Minh City.
In recent days, the largest epidemic center in the country – Ho Chi Minh City, has continuously recorded many new cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Only on August 6, 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City continued to record 4,060 new cases and three more Intensive Care Centers were put into operation.
The increase in the number of people infected with the virus has led to an increase in the number of severe patients showing signs of respiratory failure, and the equipping of medical equipment to promptly give first aid and resuscitation to severe patients such as ventilators (HFNCs) machines is more urgent than ever.
In that context, along with responding to the program “Together with Youth to fight against Covid-19”, Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group decided to sponsor 10 high-flow oxygen machines (HFNC-High Flow Nasal Cannula) from Comen brand with total value nearly 1 billion VND with the desire to support health officials in the tough fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
The HFNC NF5 Comen machine awarded by Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group in the program is also being widely used in Covid-19 treatment hospitals in many countries around the world in recent times with special features suitable for diseases such as: It can be used where a central gas system is not available; touch screen via rubber gloves; built-in SPO2 meter to help monitor the patient’s hypoxemia; especially the flow rate can be up to 80 l/min suitable for patients with severe condition.
On August 9, 2021, Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group and representatives of Tuoi Tre Newspaper gave 5 HFNC NF5 Comen machines the Vietnam Emergency and Poison Resuscitation to use at the COVID-19 Resuscitation Center, Bach Mai Hospital. With the desire to contribute to the current tough and fierce disease epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh and the southern provinces. The remaining machines were also donated on the same day to Covid-19 field hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, including Le Van Thinh Hospital (District 2), Le Van Viet General Hospital (District 9), District 7 Hospital, 30/4 Hospital and Nguyen Trai Hospital, were put into use soon to serve the treatment needs of patients.
Representative of Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group and Representative of Tuoi Tre Newspaper at the Awarding Ceremony of HFNC NF5 Comen high-flow oxygen machine at field hospital No. 16 this morning (Source: Tuoi Tre Newspaper)
During the awarding ceremony, Mrs. Nguyen Phan Le Chi – Representative of Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group shared: “Now, millions of Vietnamese hearts are heading towards the epidemic hotspot of Ho Chi Minh City. As the number of Covid-19 cases shows no sign of stopping, we believe that high-current oxygen concentrators (HFNCs) delivered to hospitals treating covid patients will effectively support treatment and save lives for more patients.”
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh – President of the Vietnam Emergency and Poison Resuscitation said: “The epidemic situation is increasing, causing a large proportion of patients with moderate respiratory failure. Timely use of high-current oxygen machines (HFNCs) can help patients ensure breathing during disease progression, significantly reducing the number of patients requiring intubation, thereby reducing the rate of patients presenting become severe.” Prof. Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh also expressed his respect for the spirit and responsibility for the community of Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group, which has always stood by the association in many anti-epidemic activities with specific activities.
The machines were also donated on the same day to Covid-19 field hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, including Le Van Thinh Hospital (District 2), Le Van Viet General Hospital (District 9), District 7 Hospital, 30/4 Hospital and Nguyen Trai Hospital, were put into use soon to serve the treatment needs of patients.
It is known that this is not the first time VMED Group has made meaningful and timely contributions to the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic. Earlier in May in Hanoi and Hai Duong, Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group sent to doctors and nurses at Hanoi K Hospital and Hai Duong field hospital with protective equipment such as anti-epidemic suits and N95 masks from the “Connect Happiness” Fund of VMED Group with the goal of sharing to build a healthy and happy community.
The Representative of Vietmedical – Member of VMED Group also shared: In the context of the epidemic still threatening the safety of people; As a corporation operating in the field of healthcare, VMED Group always tries to contribute to the fight against the epidemic, protect the people’s health and respond to the call for the whole country to join hands in the fight against the epidemic. This war will be long not only in Vietnam but all over the world. Vietmedical also hopes that more businesses will contribute efforts and resources with the common goal of winning the all-people fight against the “enemy” of Covid-19.
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