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GE donates 3,000 PPE sets to Covid-19 frontliners

The Saigon Times

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HANOI – GE Vietnam has recently donated 3,000 complete sets of Level 4 personal protective equipment (PPE) and more than 220 boxes of milk to support frontline healthcare workers in the fight against Covid-19, as part of its diverse efforts to improve the lives and safety of the communities where it operates.

The gifts were handed over to the ICU for Covid patients of the Bach Mai Hospital, the Viet Duc University Hospital and the Hue Central Hospital in HCMC, which serve as field hospitals No.16, No.13, and No.14, respectively; the Binh Tan Center for emergency aid and treatment in HCMC; the Nghe An Friendship General Hospital in Nghe An Province; and the Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial government.

The donation, worth more than VND600 million, was raised by GE’s businesses and employees across the country including GE offices in Hanoi and HCMC, the GE Renewable Energy plant in Haiphong City, the GE Dung Quat HRSG facility in Quang Ngai Province and the Phu My Reconditioning workshop in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. This is GE Vietnam’s latest effort to contribute to the fight against the most challenging wave of Covid so far.

“Collaboration is critical to overcome this challenge. As part of our global efforts and being Vietnam’s long term partner in progress, we hope we can play a small part to better protect our frontline healthcare workers – to keep them safe the way they keep us safe, and contribute to the fight against Covid,” said Son Pham, president of GE Vietnam.

GE was one of the first American companies established in the country in 1993 even before the US Embargo was lifted. GE first set up a representative office in Hanoi in 1993, and subsequently in HCMC in 2001, working in partnership with local organizations. In 2003, GE established GE Vietnam Ltd., with 100% GE capital investment, that offers a wide range of after-sales services for medical, electrical and energy equipment.

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