Germany gifts medical equipment worth $1 mln to Hanoi hospital

By Viet Anh   November 24, 2021 | 03:21 am PT
Germany gifts medical equipment worth $1 mln to Hanoi hospital
Ambassador Guido Hildner (2nd, L) and representatives of Hanoi Medical University Hospital at a handover ceremony for medical equipment held in Hanoi, November 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of German Embassy
The German Ambassador to Vietnam handed over 75 ventilators, 15 monitors and 20,000 pulse oximeters to the Hanoi Medical University Hospital Wednesday.

The equipment, valued at 825,000 euros ($927,871), is part of the ongoing support by Germany for Vietnam's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, a German Embassy press release said.

German ambassador Guido Hildner said that the equipment will assist with intensive medical treatment of people severely ill with Covid-19 and contribute to their recovery. He said countries can only overcome the pandemic together.

"Germany stands with Vietnam in containing and overcoming the pandemic. We will continue to support Vietnam to the best of our ability in this fight."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to supply Vietnam with respirators and pulse oximeters in addition to vaccine doses.

Germany provided 3.45 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam in September.

The country is the biggest vaccine donor among EU member nations to Vietnam.

The delivery of medical equipment is part of activities to mark 10th anniversary of Germany and Vietnam's strategic partnership, the release said.

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