On Friday, April 3, representatives of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health and VUS signed the memorandum 'Accompanying doctors and medical staff in the fight against COVID-19,' according to which VUS awarded 1,000 comprehensive English scholarships, 10,000 N95 masks, and 10,000 regular surgical masks to medical units and hospitals directly involved in the city's uphill battle against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Vietnam is entering an important phase in the campaign to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. Almost every area of life is seriously affected by the outbreak.
Such damage, however, cannot measure up to the dedication and sacrifice of the doctors and medical staff who are on the front line of the battle against the epidemic.
Images of the medical workers who risk their own safety to work in quarantine facilities, hospitals, and laboratories; or of the volunteers who take quick naps in the yards of isolation areas after hours of work, have inspired citizens and left profound impressions on the community.
In appreciation of such devotion, VUS is committed to aiding individuals and frontline units to combat the disease through the campaign 'Accompanying doctors and medical staff in the fight against COVID-19.'
On April 3, Dr. Nguyen Hoai Nam, deputy director of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of the Trade Union of the city's health sector, and a representative of VUS signed the memorandum 'Accompanying doctors and medical staff in the fight against COVID-19,' according to which VUS awarded 1,000 comprehensive English scholarships, 10,000 N95 masks, and 10,000 regular surgical masks to medical units and hospitals directly involved in the city's uphill battle against COVID-19.
In an effort to support those medical workers who serve on the front line during this crucial combat, VUS is offering their family members, as well as themselves, 1,000 comprehensive scholarships for any VUS programs, which can be claimed once the outbreak is over.
|VUS also offers 1,000 English program scholarships to people who serve in the fight against the epidemic.|
In response to the great demands for medical protective equipment in the race against the pandemic, VUS teachers and staff unanimously switched to using antibacterial fabric masks while donating 10,000 surgical masks to the following medical units: 115 Emergency Center, Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), and Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
All of the masks were delivered by VUS representatives to each unit on March 31.
|Luu Quoc Khang, director of VUS's School Services, offers a box of masks to Dr. Nguyen Duy Long, director of 115 Emergency Center.|
After meeting with three top-level medical units of Ho Chi Minh City and learning about the shortage of specialized masks for the teams, VUS immediately liaised with international partners to import 10,000 N95 masks for doctors and nurses who are directly involved in medical examinations and treatment for COVID-19 patients.
More than ever, national attention and encouragement are being directed to the frontline anti-epidemic combat team in the hope that the epidemic will end and Vietnam will soon return to being a safe and healthy country.
“Having to face so many sudden changes in the current situation, we choose to focus on what we are capable of doing best: ensuring the quality of each class, providing free revision programs for students, and contributing to volunteer programs that support the front line in the battle against the epidemic," said Le Quang Thuc Quynh, CEO of VUS.
"The campaign 'Accompanying doctors and medical staff' is part of such efforts. This is a gesture of mental support to express our gratitude to the Ho Chi Minh City medical teams, doctors, and health workers, while raising their spirits in the tough fight against this pandemic.
"Through the campaign, the VUS team also wishes to spread the spirit of love and sharing to its students."