Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Wojciech Gerwel (second from left) presents medical equipment and supplies donated by the Polish Government to Việt Nam to Nguyen Truong Son, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health (second, from right) and Duong Anh Duc, Vice Chairman of HCMC People's Committee (far right), during a reception ceremony at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. — VNA On Saturday, Vietnamese deputy health minister Nguyen Truong Son, who is head of the health ministry’s special standing task force to HCMC to support Covid-19 efforts, received the shipment of 50 MTV ventilators, 30 patient cardiac monitors, 267 volumetric pumps, 100 syringe pumps, as well as 5,000 masks, 10,000 face shields, 5,000 protective coveralls and 400,000 protective gloves – weighing eight tonnes in total. Speaking at the reception ceremony held at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC, Wojciech Gerwel, Polish Ambassador to Vietnam, said last year when Polish people were struggling with the Covid-19 … [Read more...] about Vietnam received medical supplies from Poland
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Many vaccine takers in Vietnam reported anxiety-induced blood pressure spikes during their pre-screening at the vaccination points, which impeded their inoculation process and, in turn, raised the question on the need for blood pressure checks in the ongoing vaccination campaign. According to the Ministry of Health, their Agency of Medical Service Administration convened a meeting with experts in early September to seek consultation on the necessity of blood pressure measurement at vaccination venues. The majority of the pundits at the event concurred that blood pressure examination should only be required for vaccine takers of 65 years old or above, or those with underlying medical conditions. Considering the recommendations, the Ministry of Health issued an official document that allows vaccination spots to drop blood pressure checks from their screening procedure, starting September 10. Previously, anxiety-induced blood pressure spikes during the pre-vaccination screening … [Read more...] about Are blood pressure checks still required during Vietnam’s vaccination drive?
For many EU member states, Vietnam is the largest trade partner in ASEAN. Nearly 1.5 million vaccine doses donated by France (670,080) and Italy (812,060) via the COVAX Facility will arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam tonight as part of the EU’s support to the country’s fight against Covid-19. A batch of EU-donated vaccines. Photo: the EU Delegation in Vietnam The doses belong to the donation program called #TEAMEUROPE #StrongTogether that dozens of EU member states have presented Covid relief to support Vietnam in the fight against Covid-19. Germany is the largest donor with 2.5 million doses, 600,000 rapid test kits, 135,000 masks, 4,400 bodysuits, and 212 specialized refrigerators. Poland donated 501,600 doses, medical equipment worth nearly US$4 million, and non-profit reselling of 3 million doses. Other donors include Romania with 300,000 doses, Czech with 250,000 doses and shifting 500,000 excess doses for purchase, Belgium 100,000 doses and medical … [Read more...] about Today’s Covid News: Vietnam to receive 1.5 million vaccine doses from France, Italy
A resident in Hà Nội's Thanh Xuân District gets a COVID-19 vaccine shot on September 13. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết Trần Đắc Phu, a senior advisor at the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre talks to the Government Portal and Quân đội nhân dân (People’s Army) online newspaper about efforts to seek COVID-19 vaccine supply sources to achieve herd immunity How many doses of vaccines has Việt Nam received and is it possible for the country to achieve herd immunity by the end of the year? Việt Nam has so far received more than 34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from different sources, from the COVAX mechanism, bilateral donations and purchase by the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC). As of September 11, Việt Nam administered more than 27 million doses of vaccines with nearly 2.5 million people being fully injected with two shots. It means the rate of people vaccinated remains low in comparison with the target of herd … [Read more...] about Việt Nam strives to diversify vaccine sources to achieve herd immunity
About 67 per cent of surveyed banks believe they will lose market share within two years if they fail to digitally transform, according to a new... Some 58 per cent of global respondents predict that they will completely cease to exist in the next five to ten years unless they change their business models. — Photo bnews.vn About 67 per cent of surveyed banks believe they will lose market share within two years if they fail to digitally transform, according to a new report from cloud banking platform Mambu and The Financial Times Focus (FT Focus). The ‘Evolve or be extinct’ report was conducted by FT Focus and surveyed over 500 senior banking executives globally to gain insights into their perception of the banking industry, now and in the future. The results illustrate the urgent need for banks to modernise their offerings, with 58 per cent of global respondents predicting they will completely cease to exist in the next five to ten years unless they change … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 19
Carolyn Turk and Kyle Kelhofer The country’s robust and sustained economic growth was driven by open trade, sector liberalization, and an export-oriented growth model, in which the private sector played a leading role. With success comes confidence, and Vietnam set a goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045. Then came Covid-19, though, even before the pandemic, some of the forces fueling Vietnam’s growth had evolved. For example, while technological change is reshaping the country’s manufacturing-led export strategy, other challenges include an aging population, the need for improved regulations, enhanced competition, upgraded infrastructure, skilled workforce, and better access to finance. During the first wave of Covid-19, Vietnam set a global example by taking swift action to contain the virus. The country was one of the few economies globally to register growth in 2020, and its output was well above its pre-pandemic level by the end of the second quarter of 2021. … [Read more...] about Strengthening the private sector can get Vietnam back in the fast lane