JICA presents medical devices for COVID-19 treatment to Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, 31/07/2021 11:09
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on July 30 announced that it will present some medical devices for COVID-19 treatment worth about 120 million JPY (1.1 million USD) to Ho Chi Minh City.
Medical workers at Cho Ray Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient (Photo: VNA)

The aid, granted per request of the HCM City-based Cho Ray hospital, is in the framework of the agency's activities to support Vietnam in the fight against the pandemic.

The medical devices include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines and ventilators, among others. They will be sent to a newly-established COVID-19 resuscitation centre at the city’s Oncology Hospital 2.

Meanwhile, testing equipment will be presented to Cho Ray hospital.

This is the second medical device aid package for Cho Ray hospital after the first one in July 2020.

JICA, along with the Japanese government, has pledged to further support Vietnam in battling COVID-19.

Cho Ray hospital has bolstered collaboration with Japan since the 1970s and JICA has conducted numerous activities to support the Vietnamese hospital./. 

CPV (Source: VNA)