Vietnam Airlines offers free transport for health workers, medical equipment hinh anh 1An aircraft of Vietnam Airlines (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has launched a programme offering free travelling for health workers engaged in epidemic prevention and control work and the transport of medical equipment on its domestic routes, said a representative of the carrier on April 7.
Starting from April 9 until April 30, the airline will present free air tickets to doctors, nurses and health experts who are sent on missions related to the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
This is another effort in the national flag carrier's programme Flights of Nation to assist with the country's epidemic control work since the COVID-19 broke out in Vietnam.  Aside from passenger flights which had brought Vietnamese citizens and foreigners home, Vietnam Airlines has operated flights carrying necessities such as face masks, protective clothing and medical equipment. 
It has carried 100,000 face masks, protective clothing, testing systems and COVID-19 test kits as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to their Lao and Cambodian counterparts. 
Earlier, the airline also carried over three tonnes of protective clothing and medical masks from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi free-of-charge, and 10 ventilators funded by Temasek Foundation from Singapore to Vietnam./.