RoK donates 40 thermal imaging scanners to aid COVID-19 fight

VOV.VN - The Republic of Korea (RoK) on May 28 handed over 40 thermal imaging scanners as the RoK government’s gift to the Vietnamese government to assist it with the ongoing fight against the CVOID-19 pandemic.

The devices will be installed at the country’s 10 international airports to ensure safety for both staff members and passengers amid the ongoing COVID-19 threats.

Both the Vietnamese Health Ministry and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will be responsible for installing these scanners. The Korean side will also be organising a capacity building training course specifically for Vietnamese health experts and quarantine officers.

The overall value of the non-refundable aid package is worth approximately US$1 million.

Addressing the handover ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long thanked the RoK government and people for providing assistance for Vietnam for many years, especially for helping the local healthcare sector in the COVID-19 fight.

He went on to express hope that Korean businesses would offer more support through providing medical supplies and testing equipment, especially vaccines, to help Vietnam prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.