The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City and VinaCapital Foundation Thursday handed over medical equipment to a hospital in central Vietnam.
The gifts to Khanh Hoa General Hospital included one pediatric ventilator and 17 injection pumps, which will be equipped for the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The pumps and ventilator will save one to three children’s lives every week, contributing to reduce mortality for children in Khanh Hoa and adjacent provinces, the Australian Consulate-General said in a statement.
The Australian government’s Direct Aid Program funded VND988 million (AUD$58,427) to buy the equipment, according to Consul General John McAnulty.
In 2014-15, the program awarded grants to 22 projects in Vietnam in a wide range of sectors from community healthcare to small-scale infrastructure projects.