Vietnamese donate thousands of protective medical items to Czech hospitals

Wednesday, 2020-04-08 11:37:42
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Protective health supplies, such as socks, masks and gloves are donated by Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic to Motol University Hospital in Prague. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic have donated thousands of protective health supplies, such as socks, masks and gloves alongside other necessities for local medical workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response in Prague.

The sought-after items have been collected by Vietnamese volunteers in just three days in response to the call for help by the Na Homolce Hospital and Motol University Hospital in the capital city.

The donations were presented to the two hospitals on April 6 as a gesture of motivation for Czech health workers who have been working day and night to care for an increasing number of COVID-19 patients.

Deputy Director of Na Homolce Hospital Mgr. Ivana Kirchnerova expressed her gratitude for the “wonderful gifts” from the Vietnamese community. “We are deeply touched and appreciate what the Vietnamese community has done for us,” she said.

Not only in Prague, similar support has also been sent by Vietnamese expats to major hospitals in other cities across the Czech Republic, such as Ostrava, Brno, Plzen and Teplice.

Since early last month, Vietnamese people have shown their solidarity with the Czech community in the fight against the COVID-19 through a number of charity and relief projects.

They have worked alongside locals to make homemade masks to donate to ill-equipped medical, police and emergency units in the European country.

Many Vietnamese restaurants and food stores have offered police as well as health and emergency workers free food and drinks like tea and coffee.

They have also presented thousands of masks and protective gloves to the governments of Vyssi Brod, Cesky Krumlove, Ricany and Vectek, and hospitals in Znojmo and Prague.