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Vietnam receives eight tons of medical equipment from Poland

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HCMC – Some eight tons of medical equipment donated by the Polish Government arrived at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC on September 11.

The medical supplies worth nearly VND84 billion, including ventilators, heart rate monitors, anti-droplet face shields, face masks and protective gear, were transported to Vietnam by a Polish military plane.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, speaking at a ceremony to receive the donation, appreciated the assistance from Poland, saying that the Ministry of Health will allocate these medical supplies to provinces and cities across the country to treat Covid-19 patients.

Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Wojciech Gerwel highly valued Vietnam’s efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Vietnamese community in Poland have rolled out numerous support activities for Polish citizens since the beginning of the pandemic, so Poland’s donation to Vietnam resulted from such a good relationship and reflected a close partnership between the two countries, said Gerwel.

The Polish ambassador strongly believes that the Vietnamese Government and people will win the war against the pandemic, the local media reported.

Earlier in August, more than 501,000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses presented by Poland had been shipped to Vietnam.

Vietnam is the first non-European country to which Poland has donated vaccines and medical equipment.

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