Japan provides Covid-19 treatment equipment to Vietnam

Thứ Sáu, 5/11/2021| 15:41

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over a batch of Covid-19 diagnostic and treatment equipment to Cho Ray Hospital.

On November 5, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over a batch of Covid-19 diagnostic and treatment equipment to Cho Ray Hospital, including: 2 three-probe color Doppler ultrasound machines, 20 6-parameter patient monitors, 10 high-function ventilators and 1 portable digital X-ray machine. At the request of Cho Ray Hospital, in July 2021, JICA decided to provide some necessary medical equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19 patients to the hospital. This batch of equipment is within the framework of the program to support the prevention of COVID-19 for the southern region of the JICA Vietnam Office. The entire support package with a total value of 120 million yen (about 24 billion VND) will be handed over in installments to Cho Ray Hospital in the Japanese financial year 2021 (until March 31, 2022).

At the equipment handover ceremony held online, Mr. Shimizu Akira, Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office said: "I am very impressed with the medical staff and medical staff of Cho Ray Hospital who did not mind difficulties. I hope that JICA's support through Cho Ray Hospital will contribute to strengthening the medical field in the southern region." Mr. Nguyen Tri Thuc, Director of Cho Ray Hospital, expressed his gratitude for JICA's support. The fourth outbreak of Covid-19 in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh is gradually cooling down. However, Cho Ray Hospital continues to support other provinces and cities to limit the spread of disease caused by people moving from Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh returned to his hometown after a long time the city implemented social distancing measures to prevent the epidemic. Japan started to support Cho Ray Hospital in the 1970s, in which, JICA has been and continues to carry out some technical cooperation with the Hospital, with the Technical Cooperation project "Improving Management Capacity" Hospital" implemented since 2016 is one of the typical projects.

The project aims to provide high-quality medical services in the southern region of Vietnam, supporting enhanced infection control, patient safety management, multidisciplinary cooperation, directing and support. professional training support for satellite hospitals. In addition, in the Support Program for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, this is the second time JICA has provided support to Cho Ray Hospital, after the first support was made in July 2020. The Japanese Government and JICA will continue to support Vietnam in the prevention of infectious diseases, especially the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic.