European Union Delegation to Việt Nam, willing to help Việt Nam access COVID-19 vaccine from Europe

A medical worker shows a finger heart when departing from Tuyên Quang Province to Bắc Giang Province. —  VNA/VNS Photo Qaung Cường

Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti, head of the European Union Delegation to Việt Nam, told President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Tuesday he is willing to help Việt Nam access COVID-19 vaccine sources and vaccine technology from Europe.

HÀ NỘI —  As many as 100 medical workers, lecturers and students from the two northern provinces of Tuyên Quang and Hải Dương on Tuesday headed to the COVID-19 hotspot Bắc Giang Province to help fight the pandemic.

Of them, 22 medical from hospitals of Tuyên Quang province will offer help for medical workers in Bắc Giang Province’s Lung Hospital and Mental Health Hospital where COVID-19 patients are being treated.

Meanwhile, 12 lecturers and 60 outstanding students from Thái Bình Medical University would help with epidemiological investigations, tracing and taking testing samples in Việt Yên District.

Six medical workers from the intensive care department of Thái Bình Province’s General Hospital also travelled to Bắc Giang to help.

Saying farewell to those who volunteered for the mission, chairman of Tuyên Quang Province People’s Committee Nguyễn Văn Sơn said human resources sent to Bắc Giang Province at this time played a crucial role in an urgent situation.

According to the Department of Science, Technology and Training under the health ministry, by the end of last month, 2,743 people from hospitals, medical institutes, medical universities and military schools across the country arrived in Bắc Giang and Bắc Ninh provinces to join the fight against COVID-19.

According to the department, since Minister of Health Nguyễn Thành Long called for support for the two provinces, more than 24,400 people including staff, lecturers and students from 38 medical schools across Việt Nam applied.

Leading medical experts across the country also regularly consult each other to offer the best treatment for COVID-19 patients in critical conditions.

On Monday, Bạch Mai Hospital and Bạch Mai Medical College opened an online vaccination training class for 1,000 final-year students who have volunteered to go to Bắc Ninh and Bắc Giang provinces. — VNS



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