Capital donates 6,000 tons of rice to southern pandemic hotpots

08/19/2021 1:00 PM

VGP - The capital city of Ha Noi donated 5,000 tons of rice to Ho Chi Minh City and 1,000 tons to the southern province of Binh Duong, according to the Standing Board of the municipal Party Committee.

The food gift is expected to share difficulties with the Party Organizations, authorities and people of HCM City and Binh Duong province which are the current largest COVID-19 hotspots of the country.

The activity aims to materialize the call of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to assist HCM City and southern provinces in both human resources and materials.

Earlier, Ha Noi presented a PRC testing system to HCM City, and donated VND 54 billion (US$2.34 million) to 18 southern cities and provinces, including Tien Giang, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Can Tho, Dong Nai, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, An Giang, Hau Giang, Ben Tre, Dong Thap, Vinh Long and Long An, with each VND 3 billion.

On August 16, Ha Noi sent medical workers to support HCM City in COVID-19 fight. Specifically, over 110 health workers of two Ha Noi-based medical establishments travelled to HCMC to support two intensive care units which are responsible for treating severe patients.

The National Hospital of Ophthalmology sent 51 health workers, including 15 doctors, nurses and technicians. All of them have received training on treatment of COVID-19 before departure.

Meanwhile, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion dispatched 60 medics to help HCM City and southern provinces take care of COVID-19 patients who are in critical conditions. It is planning to send a total of 175 medical workers, including 50 doctors, to the southern localities./.

By Khanh Phuong

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