TCPVN contributed more than 2 billion VND supporting the frontline team in the fight against the Covid-19

2:48:20 PM | 8/23/2021

TCPVN,  the first international office of TCP Group (T.C. Pharma) in Vietnam, the owner of popular Thai energy drink brands Red Bull and Warrior, has contributed more than 2 billion VND in cash and products to research and manufacturing activities, as well as increasing the amount of medical equipment and supplies, in order to join hands support the frontline against the Covid-19 pandemic.

In which, 1 billion VND is going to be delivered to Vietnam Young Doctors Association - belonging to Ministry of Health; 1 ambulance equivalent to more than 810 million VND is going to be handed over to District 11 Hospital in coordination with Ho Chi Minh City Health Department, via Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee, helping to address the most urgent needs today.

According to the Ministry of Health, 343,972 cases were recorded on the National System of Covid-19 Case Management from April 27 to August 22, of which Ho Chi Minh City recorded the most infections, with over 175,000 cases. The fourth wave of Covid-19 has greatly affected the socio-economic situation of many provinces and cities, and at the same time put significant pressure on the Vietnamese health system. Specifically, in addition to the medical staff on the frontline day and night fighting against the pandemic, the shortage of oxygen supply and ambulances to serve the epidemic-repelling process are two urgent issues that need to be addressed.

In order to share these difficulties with the Vietnamese health sector, TCPVN has donated 2 billion VND in cash and products to organisations in charge, directly supporting the fight against the pandemic. In the donation, 1 billion VND is going to be delivered to the Vietnam Young Physicians Association - under the Ministry of Health to support the Association in implementing research and manufacturing medical supplies and equipment to serve the frontline medical team in the fight against Covid-19 across the country. The donated amount is equivalent to an oxygen-generating container which helps reduce the pressure on the current oxygen supply. Mr. Nguyen Huu Tu, Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Young Physicians Association said: "The work of researching and inventing equipment to fulfill the immediate demands of the medical team in treatment is critical in the fight against pandemic. Thanks to this contribution from TCPVN, we can rapidly send the oxygen supply containers that the company is accompanying to support the production to the frontline medical team; this is a vital strategy equipment to meet the pressing requirement for oxygen in current treatment”.

TCPVN will use the remaining funds to equip District 11 Hospital with an ambulance to strengthen its support for patient transport and coordination, on the basis of collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, through the Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. Ph.D. Pham Quoc Dung, representative of District 11 Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, said that the hospital is directly taking care of 200 patients and receiving an average of 20 more emergency cases of Covid-19 every day. Besides, the hospital also manages and operates the Covid-19 field hospital No. 9, receiving, managing, providing medical care, transporting Covid-19 patients from the community to isolation areas 1 and 2 of District 11. Thus, more ambulances will help with coordinating the transportation of patients to the hospital or transferring to other medical centers much more efficiently.

In addition, Warrior Energy Drink - belonging to TCPVN company, has cooperated with the Central Committee of the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Vietnam Youth Social Work Center, contributing 6,000 boxes of energy drinks to the doctors and frontline teams in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 provinces and cities in the South. In the early stages when the epidemic broke out and caused significant impacts in the two provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh, through the National Volunteer Center - Central Vietnam Youth Federation, Warrior Energy Drink also contributed 200 million VND in cash and 600 boxes of products to share difficulties with people in these two provinces.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Huan - Country Director of TCPVN said: "With the limited but practical contributions of TCPVN, we hope to partly help to reduce the pressures and burdens that the healthcare industry is facing, especially in Ho Chi Minh City - which is suffering heavily from the Covid-19 pandemic. Community's benefit is always something that TCPVN constantly cares about in the process of doing business in Vietnam. We hope that TCPVN's efforts together with other businesses will support the Government to bring all of our people through this crisis as soon and safely as possible."

Along with practical contributions to support the country in repelling the Covid-19 pandemic, Red Bull Energy Drink - under the management of TCPVN company also called on the community to join hands to spread positive actions during the time of social distancing and improve mental health during the pandemic situation. This activity also aims to celebrate Positive Day 11/7 initiated by the brand since 2020.

Previously, in 2020, TCPVN has contributed more than 3 billion VND in cash and 8,683 boxes of company's products (total value worth more than 5 billion VND) to the Covid-19 prevention and control programs of agencies and organizations of agencies and organizations from central to local levels such as the Ministry of Health, the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, Bach Mai Hospital, the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Vietnam Youth Federation, and localities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang City Nang, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Quang Ngai, Vinh Long. In particular, last October 2020, TCPVN Co., Ltd. has contributed 2 billion VND to the research and production of the rapid test kit for tracking antigens and antibodies by the Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biologicals (POLYVAC) under the Ministry of Health.

Thu Ha (Vietnam Business Forum)