The aid, granted per request of the HCM City-based Cho Ray hospital, is in the framework of the agency's activities to support Vietnam in the fight against the pandemic.

Medical workers at Cho Ray Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient

The medical devices include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines and ventilators, among others. They will be sent to a newly-established COVID-19 resuscitation centre at the city’s Oncology Hospital 2.

Meanwhile, testing equipment will be presented to Cho Ray Hospital.

This is the second medical device aid package for Cho Ray Hospital after the first one in July 2020.

JICA, along with the Japanese government, has pledged to further support Vietnam in battling COVID-19.

Cho Ray Hospital has bolstered collaboration with Japan since the 1970s and JICA has conducted numerous activities to support the Vietnamese hospital.

Source: VNA