Israel Donates COVID-19 Medical Aid to Vietnam

12 September, 2021   |   1 week ago

Jerusalem, 12 September, 2021 (TPS) -- Israel’s Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshkar handed over on Friday medical equipment to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry on behalf of the State of Israel to deal with the severe Coronavirus (COVID-19) wave that is sweeping the country.

The equipment was handed over to the Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Pam Kuang Hsiao in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

The equipment, which includes 10 respirators, is intended for a new field hospital opened in the city of Hanoi for the treatment of Corona patients.

In the coming days, Vietnamese will also be given about 10,000 medical masks, 20 oxygen generators, and antiviral plastic sheets to cover surfaces.

For many months Vietnam has managed to block the entry of the virus into its territory very effectively, but since May the country has been contending with a massive wave of infections.

Hsiao thanked Israel for the assistance and noted that it “reflects the growing friendship between Israel and Vietnam.”

Eshkar expressed hope that in a joint effort, Israel, Vietnam, and the rest of the world will “succeed in curbing the pandemic and leaving this crisis behind.”