HCMC – Siemens Caring Hands, a charitable association under Germany’s tech group Siemens AG, has donated a mobile X-ray system and an anesthesia system to two local hospitals in Vietnam in a bid to assist with the treatment of Covid patients.
The mobile X-ray system, MOBILETT Elara Max, was donated to the Covid Hospital under the management of the Hanoi Medical University Hospital in Hanoi on October 28.
Next week, the anesthesia machine will be delivered to the Hue Central Hospital to treat coronavirus patients with underlying health conditions, and later children with congenital facial malformations, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, in the central region of Vietnam.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of the mobile X-ray system, Associate Professor Nguyen Lan Hieu, Director of the Hanoi Medical University Hospital, said, “In treating Covid patients, it is essential to have flexible and powerful machines that are always ready. MOBILETT Elara Max mobile X-ray system is the perfect solution. With this contribution, Siemens has helped us increase resources that are strongly needed to diagnose and treat Covid patients in Vietnam.”
The donation is part of the global Siemens relief fund program managed by Siemens Caring Hands. The fund was set up to provide support to relief organizations and medical facilities as well as to individuals affected by the pandemic worldwide. This donation project was submitted by Siemens Vietnam to Siemens Caring Hands and is co-implemented with DEVIEMED – an established non-profit association of German and Vietnamese doctors, with technical support from Siemens Healthineers in Vietnam.
“We are very worried and concerned about severe damage caused by Covid to Vietnam. To minimize it, we would like to make significant contributions to assist as many people as possible. This timely donation will help alleviate the negative impact caused by the coronavirus to the medical system and improve access to healthcare, even beyond the pandemic,” said Siemens ASEAN & Vietnam President and CEO Pham Thai Lai.
Christian Kaeser, Chairman of Siemens Caring Hands, said, “With the donation from Siemens AG and its employees, Siemens Caring Hands wants to help combat the negative effects of the pandemic. I am very grateful that we can use these funds in Vietnam to make a significant contribution to Covid Treatment Hospitals.”