HCM City receives additional medical equipment worth over VND400 billion

Tuesday, 2021-07-20 16:29:16
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The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Tra Vinh province sends rice to Ho Chi Minh City to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announced that the city had received VND1.409 trillion (US$61.3 million) in support of local COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

The figure includes nearly VND400 billion worth of goods and medical equipment donated by agencies, organisations, enterprises and individuals at home and abroad as well as a number of provinces and cities across the country on July 19.

Thien Tam Fund of Vingroup donated 2 million sets of Invitro diagnostic biological products for antigen testing, while the Asia Commercial Bank donated 10,000 PCR test kits and 15,000 SARS-CoV-2 rapid test kits.

Also on July 19, the committee received VND492 million in cash from organisations and individuals supporting the city's COVID-19 vaccine fund.

The committee and the municipal board for mobilisation, reception and distribution of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control fund have so far distributed more than VND1.266 trillion, including over VND612 billion worth of goods and equipment to frontline forces at hospitals, medical centers, quarantine and sealed-off areas, units performing the task of epidemic prevention in the border, and those affected by COVID-19.

So far, 105 businesses and individuals in Ho Chi Minh City have registered to contribute more than VND2.293 trillion to the COVID-19 vaccine fund, with nearly VND286 billion in cash received by the municipal Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee.