Vietnamese ministry provides medical equipment to support Laos’ COVID-19 prevention

Major General Nguyen Hung Thang presents support to Lieutenant General Khamphet Sinanone. (Photo: VNA)

On behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence, Major General Nguyen Hung Thang, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of the General Department of Logistics, presented a batch of medical supplies to Lieutenant General Khamphet Sinanone, Head of the Laos Army’s General Department of Logistics, including 105,000 masks, 500kg of CloraminB, 5,000 sets of protective suits, 1,000 bottles of sanitisers, 1,000 sets of quick test kits, 1,000 hand-held thermometers worth VND3 billion.

Besides, the Vietnamese Defence Ministry sent four medical experts on COVID-19 prevention to Laos on this occasion, in order to help Laos carry out COVID-19 prevention measures.

Addressing the ceremony, Major General Thang said the experts belong to a team of experienced experts chosen by the Vietnam Army to help Laotians in treatment, testing and emergency resuscitation, which is now needed in Laos. “With this practical support, Vietnam hopes to partially assist Laos to quickly prevent and repel the pandemic which is strongly spreading, in the near future,” he said.

Lieutenant General Khamphet Sinanone hailed the move as vivid evidence of great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two fraternal nations.

He pledged to improve the capacity of medical staff in army hospitals and effectively use medical equipment provided by the Vietnamese side, contributing to preventing and pushing back the pandemic, protecting the health of cadres and soldiers in the military forces in particular and Lao people in general./.



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