Vietnam receives Covid-19 medical aid from Switzerland

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Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, Head of the Special Standing Division of the Ministry of Health in HCMC on August 13 received a shipment of 30 ventilators, 500,000 antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic test kits to accelerate Covid-19 testing and 300,000 surgical masks worth CHF4.9 million (US$5.3 million) donated by the Swiss Government and people.
Vietnam receives Covid-19 medical aid from Switzerland ảnh 1 Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son (C) receives Covid-19 medical aid from Martin Urs Maier (2nd, R), Switzerland Consul General in HCMC. (Photo: SGGP)
In the event of receiving, Switzerland Consul General in HCMC Martin Urs Maier said that the people are living in the difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The coronavirus disease will be just defeated by the global cooperation and solidarity of countries in the world.
The batch of medical assistance also marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Switzerland.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son expressed his sincere thanks to the Swiss Government and people, Switzerland Consul General, the Swiss Embassy in Hanoi, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in HCMC for the donation.
He said that the Ministry of Health pledges to distribute these Covid supplies to localities to fight against the virus.
The donation items have been stored in the ministry’s warehouse at Cho Ray Hospital.

By Thanh An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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