|Haul of medical supplies are presented to Hanoi to combat COVID-19
The package, valued at a total of VND6 billion, was handed over to the capital’s health department in order to contribute to prevention and control efforts in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
The real-time RT-PCR bio-kits, created by the Vietnam Military Medical University in collaboration with Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company, have been recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). They have also been granted a CE certification and a Certificate of Free Sale from the UK, allowing them to be sold in the European market.
The kits are able to detect new COVID-19 in droplets obtained from the respiratory tract and blood. Furthermore, they are capable of providing faster and clearer results in comparison to those used by the US Centers for Disease Control and the WHO, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology.
At the handover ceremony, Deputy Director of the department Tran Thi Nhi Ha thanked the donors ofr their active support which she said will help the healthcare sector early detect suspected cases in the community at an earlier stage.