More medical equipment handed over to HCM City hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City received medical supplies and equipment worth over 37 billion VND (1.6 million USD) from businesses and organisations and abroad on September 27, for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The supplies include 200,000 FFP2 masks valued at more than 2.3 billion VND from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam, which are to be provided for 21 units and COVID-19 treatment hospitals in the city. Others are ventilators, ambulances, medical beds, electric syringe pumps, and more.

The same day, the committee also received 10 out of 20 tonnes of rice donated by the Navy High Command based in the northern port city of Hai Phong.

Since January, the committee has received more than 957 billion VND, over 310 billion VND of which were for vaccine purchases and over 360 billion VND for necessities.

From July 1 to September 27, it connected with and called on over 187 individuals, organisations and businesses at home and abroad to support medicines and medical equipment worth more than 2.2 trillion VND./.