Connect with us

Society

Ho Chi Minh City chapter of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee raises $100mn for coronavirus vaccine purchase

Published

on

A total of 105 businesses and organizations had donated VND2,293 billion (US$100 million) in aggregate by Monday to support Ho Chi Minh City’s purchase of coronavirus vaccines, according to the local chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, which takes care of vaccine fundraising and jab distribution in the southern metropolis. 

This is part of Vietnam’s crowdfunding to buy COVID-19 vaccine to immunize about 75 million of its population of nearly 98 million people at an estimated cost of VND25.2 trillion ($1.1 billion).

With an aim to reach herd immunity, the Ministry of Health expects to obtain 150 million vaccine doses this year.

The country set up a fund to raise money for this cause under a decision of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 26.

The find was officially debuted at a ceremony held in Hanoi on June 5.

Vietnam has been combating a fourth virus wave since April 27, with 7,787 recorded in 40 of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 923 patients in this round, making it the locality with the third-highest number of infections, after Bac Giang with 4,263 patients and Bac Ninh with 1,394.

Hanoi follows in fourth position with 464 infections.

The nation has documented an accumulation of 10,999 patients, including 9,356 domestic and 1,643 imported cases, since the pathogen first hit the country on January 23, 2020..

Recoveries have reached 4,236 while 61 patients have died, mostly with critical underlying medical conditions like cancer and chronic renal failure.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210615/ho-chi-minh-city-chapter-of-vietnam-fatherland-front-committee-raises-100mn-for-coronavirus-vaccine-purchase/61526.html

Society

Đắk Lắk people provide food for those in need

Published

on

It is in challenging times that we see the best of people. And in Việt Nam, there is no shortage of do-gooders willing to help those in need. In Đắk Lắk volunteers and government officials are collected much-needed produce to send to localities hit hardest by the pandemic.

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1002933/dak-lak-people-provides-foos-for-those-in-need.html

Continue Reading

Society

Hospitals in HCMC told not to let Covid-19 patients die at home

Published

on

Doctors check the health condition of a Covid-19 patient. The HCMC Department of Health has written to the 115 Emergency Center, hospitals and Covid-19 treatment facilities asking them not to let patients die at home – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The HCMC Department of Health has written to the 115 Emergency Center, hospitals and Covid-19 treatment facilities asking them not to let patients die at home as a result of being denied admission or delays in being transported to hospitals for treatment.

Besides, the municipal department ordered these units to readily admit and treat Covid-19 patients, the local media reported.

The hospitals, Covid-19 treatment centers and the 115 Emergency Center must be open round the clock so that residents can access treatment or medical checkups.

In addition, doctors were told to prepare for screening to determine which patients need a referral for treatment.

Moreover, the municipal department asked hospitals and healthcare centers to proactively add more beds, stretchers and oxygen masks to serve patients to prevent their condition from worsening due to delayed treatment.

The heads of these units were tasked with informing their employees of the order and asking them to work toward minimizing the Covid-19 death rate. The heads will assume responsibility for cases in which patients die at home as a result of hospitals denying treatment or delaying admission.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/83571/hospitals-in-hcmc-told-not-to-let-covid-19-patients-die-at-home.html

Continue Reading

Society

Four men rob garbage collector of motorbike in Hanoi

Published

on

Four men were caught on CCTV robbing a sanitation worker of her motorbike in Hanoi early on Tuesday morning despite the victim’s plea for mercy.

A police official in Nam Tu Liem District confirmed to Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper later the same day that officers were investigating the case and hunting for the suspects.

The crime took place at around 3:25 am, when Le Thi Tram, a 39-year-old employee of Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO), was driving her motorbike to collect garbage.

After reaching a section of Dai Mo Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Tram saw four men who were traveling on two motorbikes in the opposite direction.

They screamed at the woman as they passed her, before turning around and blocking her path.

One of the men threatened Tram and forced her to hand over the key of her motorcycle.

Although Tram cried and begged for their mercy, the men eventually left with her vehicle.

The victim later reported the crime to local police.

“The motorbike was old, but my husband and I had worked very hard to afford it,” Tram said during an interview with Tien Phong.

“It was the most valuable asset of our family.”

As Tram is still traumatized by the incident, her husband has been taking her to work and assisting her in the job.

Tram is part of a 23-member Dai Mo sanitation team, which is under the management of URENCO, said Lai Thi Minh Ly, the team leader.

Most of the sanitation workers in the team have to work at midnight or very early in the morning.

“I have told my team to be cautious while on the job. Hopefully, competent authorities will soon catch the suspects,” Ly stated.

Tram was gifted a new motorbike by the Nam Tu Liem District police unit on Wednesday morning.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210804/four-men-steal-rob-garbage-collector-of-motorbike-in-hanoi/62417.html

Continue Reading

Trending