HCM City praises religious volunteers’ contribution to fighting against pandemic hinh anh 1A representatives from HCM City's Fatherland Front presents certificates of merits to volunteers. (Photo: qdnd.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Vietnam Fatherland Front on December 27 held a ceremony honouring 20 religious volunteers who have completed their task of supporting frontline forces at COVID-19 treatment hospitals in the city.

They are among 679 volunteers of different religious groups who have taken part in COVID-19 prevention and control in various hospitals since July 22.

Addressing the event, on behalf of staff at COVID-19 Intensive Care Hospital, doctor Pham Hoang Duong gave thanks to religious volunteers who joined hands to assist the health workers in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to caring for patients, they have become an encouragement for frontline forces in completing its mission.

Phan Kieu Thanh Huong, deputy chairwoman of the HCM City Vietnam Fatherland Committee, expressed gratitude for all the volunteers who have sacrificed to support the country’s pandemic hotspot and the city’s frontline forces.

She also gave thanks to religious organisations and their members who have provided assistance and aid to the city, hoping that the volunteers would continue joining hands in pandemic prevention and control efforts to make the city soon return to the new normal./.