HCMC – The Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore today, September 15, received a batch of medical supplies donated by Singapore’s Temasek Foundation to help Vietnam bring the raging coronavirus pandemic under control.
The medical supplies comprising 16 ventilators, 50,000 high-quality face masks, 10,000 pieces of protective gear, 5,000 safety glasses and 4,500 pairs of gloves will be transported to the country on September 17, the local media reported.
Speaking at a ceremony to receive the donation, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy Le Cong Dung said that after arriving in Vietnam, the batch would be handed over to the Hanoi Medical University Hospital.
Another batch of medical supplies provided by the foundation will be sent to Vietnam in the coming time, he added.
The total medical supplies given to Vietnam by the foundation include 16 ventilators, 250,000 high-quality face masks, 200,000 face shields, 100,000 protective gears, 5,000 safety glasses and 4,500 pairs of gloves.
In 2020, the foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit organization under the Temasek Group, presented Vietnam with 10 ventilators.
Since 2007, the Temasek Foundation has rolled out various support programs and projects in Vietnam in numerous fields such as human resources training, healthcare and education.