HCM City honours Catholic volunteers for COVID-19 control

Thursday, 2021-09-16 06:40:45
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At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in the pandemic hotspot Ho Chi Minh City hosted a ceremony on September 15 to honour and present gifts to 29 Catholic volunteers serving at a local COVID-19 treatment hospital.

The volunteers are Catholic monks and nuns who have just completed their task of supporting pandemic prevention and control at the city’s COVID-19 treatment hospital No.16.

At the event, To Thi Bich Chau, Chairwoman of the committee, lauded their spirit of voluntarily working in risky areas, assisting medical staff, and taking care of patients, thus helping the medical sector ease its current pressure of overloads.

Vuong Trong Hieu, deputy head of the hospital, highly valued the contributions of the volunteers, noting that their support has become a great encouragement for frontline medical forces.

To date, 546 volunteers from different religious organisations have joined activities in aid of frontline forces at hospitals across Ho Chi Minh City. Of them, 107 have completed their missions, with many registering to extend their support.