Vice Chairman of the VFF Committee of HCM City Pham Minh Tuan
(second from left) receives donations on October 20. (Photo: VNA)

VNA reported that Pham Minh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, thanked and highly appreciated the support from businesses, organisations and units for the city's pandemic prevention and control.

He affirmed the positive results in the fight against the pandemic have been partly contributed by the timely and enthusiastic support from localities, organistions, businesses and individuals at home and abroad.

Tuan committed to using the assistance effectively and properly, and bringing to the right persons as soon as possible.

According to the Welfare Centre of Ho Chi Minh City, from the beginning of this year to October 18, the city's Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and the Committee for Mobilising, Receiving and Distributing the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund had received 1.05 trillion VND in support of pandemic prevention and control, 313 billion VND to buy COVID-19 vaccines, and essential goods worth more than 370 billion VND.

From July 1 to October 18, the city's Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and the Committee for Mobilising, Receiving and Distributing the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund received commitments to donate drugs, medical equipment and supplies worth over 2.68 trillion VND.

To date, the Committee for Mobilising, Receiving and Distributing the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund has coordinated with relevant authorities to promptly distribute more than 970 billion VND in cash and goods worth more than 355 billion VND in support of pandemic prevention and control./.

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