Update: 21:32 | 19/04/2023
Four central hospitals in Vietnam on April 18 received the first batch of medical equipment donated by the Government of Japan.
The beneficiaries are the Central Lung Hospital, the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusions, the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and Da Nang C Hospital.
Vietnamese and Japanese officials at the medical equipment hand-over ceremony.
The donated medical equipment is part of Japan’s grant worth over 1.9 billion JPY (14.15 million USD) to support Vietnam's responses to communicable diseases.
To provide technical support and upgrade medical equipment for Vietnamese hospitals to be able to meet the requirements of Covid-19 prevention and control, in 2021, the Japanese Government and Vietnam’s Health Ministry signed a medical support agreement, under which Japan conducts a tender for the procurement of medical equipment for the four hospitals in three batches with 19 types of medical equipment.
So far, Japan has completed the procurement, handed over, and installed six types of medical equipment at the hospitals.