More religious volunteers sent to frontline in COVID-19 fight
sonnguyen 24-09-2021, 08:03
More religious volunteers sent to frontline in COVID-19 fight

At the send-off ceremony (Photo:   

NDO/VNA – Nineteen volunteers who are Buddhist and Catholic dignitaries and followers in Ho Chi Minh City have joined the frontline forces in COVID-19 treatment in Trung Vuong Hospital and Gia Dinh People’s Hospital in the city.

Addressing a send-off ceremony held by the city Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee on September 22, Vice Chairwoman of the committee Phan Kieu Thanh Huong highly valued the volunteers’ devotion, contributing to reducing pressure on medical workers in COVID-19 treatment.

Meanwhile, Than Thi Thu Ba, head of the Nursing Department of Trung Vuong Hospital expressed her joy to receive the volunteers who have been carefully trained to assist doctors in caring for COVID-19 patients.

Priest Dao Nguyen Vu, head of the Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) in Ho Chi Minh City, wished the volunteers a good health, expressing his hope that they will maintain the voluntary spirit and love for the people, giving helpful support to doctors and nurses in caring for COVID-19 patients.

According to Venerable Thich Nhat Tu, Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, more than 700 Buddhist dignitaries and followers have registered to join hands in COVID-19 fight. So far, 114 people have been sent to the frontline in pandemic fight.

Since July 22, some 686 religious volunteers have arrived in COVID-19 treatment hospitals across the city.