Hanoi On Sunday, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Vietnamese govt. and public healthcare officials welcomed the commencement of the implementation of a new liquid oxygen system donated by USAID.
The Bach Mai oxygen system is the largest of thirteen identical systems provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to health centres around Vietnam to help patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.
In addition to COVID-19, improved oxygen access can help babies in respiratory distress, kids with sepsis, pneumonia, and congenital heart disease, and persons with tuberculosis and other illnesses.
“The United States is honoured to be a significant partner of the Vietnamese government in responding to COVID-19 and strengthening health security,” Deputy Secretary Sherman said.
“It is a privilege for us to provide thirteen liquid oxygen systems to Vietnam in order to assist the country’s medical system in flourishing and saving lives.”
The latest liquid oxygen system includes a storage tank on-site, two vaporizers that transform liquid oxygen into gaseous oxygen, as well as a pressure regulator that connects to the hospital’s plumbing to deliver oxygen to patient bedsides. It will safely and consistently give therapeutic oxygen to up to 1,000 hospital patients on a daily basis.
Additionally, USAID is giving training for staff, technology, and supplies for oxygen delivery, such as high-flow nasal tubing and patient monitors, allowing staff at the hospital to efficiently monitor patient vital signs and respond swiftly to changes in patient situations.
The new technology will be introduced at Bach Mai Hospital in the following weeks.
The United States and Vietnam have worked together to combat one of the world’s most dangerous public health threats from the commencement of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Vietnam has received technical help, life-saving hospital supplies, and nearly Forty million dosages of COVID vaccine from the United States.