Vietnam Buddhist Sangha presents six ventilators to HCM City hinh anh 1Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon hands over the multi-function ventilators to Nguyen Thi Le, Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee, Chairwoman of the People's Council of Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has presented Ho Chi Minh City with six multi-function ventilators worth over 4 billion VND (173,582 USD) to support the city in COVID-19 fight.

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman the VBS’s Executive Council, handed over the gift to Nguyen Thi Le, Deputy Secretary of the city Party Committee and Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council during a ceremony on July 23.

Addressing the event, Venerable Thich Thien Nhon said that he hopes the ventilators, bought with the support of Buddhist dignitaries and followers across the country, will help the city in treating COVID-19 patients.

Along with HCM City, the VBS Central Committee has also presented Binh Duong and Long An with two ventilators each.

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon expressed his wish that the support will contribute to helping the localities overcome the pandemic soon.

For her part, Le thanked the VBS for assisting the city in COVID-19 prevention and control, both materially and spiritually.

She noted that many Buddhist monks and followers have volunteered to join frontline forces of the combat in hospitals across the city.

Underlining that the support showed the Vietnamese Buddhism's tradition of solidarity with the nation, Le affirmed that the medical equipment will be a great help for the city in saving COVID-19 patients, thus soon bringing the city back to normal./.