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Tech giant FPT has always attached much importance to corporate social responsibility activities. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the corporation has swiftly stepped up these activities in response to the quick development of the outbreak, especially in HCMC.

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HCMC is experiencing the largest-ever Covid-19 outbreak with the Covid-19 tally having exceeded 5,000, making it the biggest hotspot in the country.

On June 26, the HCMC Department of Health established two field hospitals with more than 5,000 beds for the Covid-19 treatment in Thu Duc City. Joining hands with the city to combat the pandemic, FPT quickly provided the field hospitals with necessary technological equipment to support consultations of frontline doctors and the testing work.

As soon as the field hospital No. 1 in Thu Duc City was put into operation, FPT had plans to offer the equipment at no charge, helping the field hospital operate effectively and safely. Therefore, on June 29, FPT conducted a survey at the field hospital, worked out equipment installation plans, reached the consensus with the hospital management and installed the equipment. It handed over the equipment to the HCMC Department of Health the next day.

At the field hospital, FPT installed the Wi-Fi system, online meeting system Onmeeting by FPT, 20 computers, printers and surveillance cameras. The corporation expected to reduce the direct contact among medical workers to protect them from the pandemic transmission and improve the efficiency of the field hospital.

It ordinarily takes five days to complete the workload, but FPT, with its determination and unanimity, fulfilled it within only one day.

Nguyen Van Khoa, general director of FPT Corporation, said technological equipment must be installed quickly to immediately serve the demand. Amid the fourth Covid-19 wave with more complicated and unpredictable developments, FPT expected to give a helping hand to fight the pandemic and protect the community.

In addition to supporting the fight against the pandemic in HCMC, in mid-May, FPT backed anti-pandemic activities in Hanoi as the pandemic had returned in the capital with more complicated developments.

The dorms of the FPT University and High School with nearly 3,000 beds were requisitioned as quarantine centers. More than 70 teachers and employees of the FPT University and High School helped students move their belongings out of the dorms to ready the space as a quarantine center.

On May 13, FPT handed over five buildings which can accommodate 3,000 people to the Military Command of Thach That District, which is in charge of receiving and operating centralized quarantine centers in the district.

During an inspection into the preparation of a concentrated quarantine center at the FPT University’s dorm, Hanoi Vice Chairman Chu Xuan Dung highly evaluated the corporation for sharing the difficulties with the city.

In the pandemic outbreak in March last year, the FPT University’s dorm was also used as a centralized quarantine center for some 2,000 people.

The corporation also coordinated with the Electronic Health Administration under the Ministry of Health to launch a Covid-19 portal and develop a Chatbot to automatically answer users’ questions about Covid-19. Last year, FPT also contributed VND20 billion to pandemic hotspots.

FPT’s Hope Foundation presents two automated DNA/RNA extraction machines to the Thu Duc City Hospital

Through Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation operated by FPT Group and online newspaper VnExpress has donated VND250 million to the Covid-19 vaccine fund.

On June 22, the foundation presented two automated DNA/RNA extraction machines worth VND735 million to the Thu Duc City Hospital to increase the hospital’s Covid-19 testing capacity.

Doctor Nguyen Lan Anh, deputy director of the hospital, said the machines would help raise the testing capacity to 1,500-2,000 samples, speeding up the tracing work.

In the fourth Covid-19 wave, the Hope Foundation has presented 2,000 protective suits, over 400 cooling vests, 45 boxes of water and 100 boxes of cakes to two Covid-19 treatment hospitals in Bac Giang–the Bac Giang Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the medical center of Tan Yen District.

A representative of the Tan Yen Medical Center said the gifts were useful for medical workers. The center currently has 80 employees in charge of treating Covid-19 patients. Protective suits at the medical center are becoming exhausted, so the gifts have been given promptly.

Meanwhile, Ha Ngoc Thu, head of the Bac Giang Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s administration department, said the hospital was treating 260 Covid-19 patients and the gifts had encouraged them a lot.

This is the seventh time the Hope Foundation has presented products to frontline medical centers since the “supporting pandemic hotspots” program was launched last month. The program has received VND5.5 billion from VnExpress’s readers and essential commodities valued at VND3 billion from enterprises.

Moreover, the foundation donated VND4.5 billion to 100 child patients across the country. Special cases could receive VND150 million each.

The foundation will also cooperate with BEST Express to improve the traffic infrastructure in remote areas in the Mekong Delta by building 10 concrete bridges replacing makeshift ones in An Giang, Dong Thap and Can Tho.

Work on the 10 bridges will start this quarter and is expected to be completed next quarter. The foundation has set a target to build 200 bridges in the region by April 2022. To date, 150 bridges have been put into use.

By Van Ly

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