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Viet Nam donates medical supplies to Turkey

VGP - Viet Nam has donated more than two tons of medical equipment and supplies to Turkey recently hit by a strong earthquake.

February 13, 2023 2:14 PM GMT+7
Viet Nam donates medical supplies to Turkey - Ảnh 1.

An international rescue delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security presents medical equipment to Turkey on February 12, 2023

The aid includes emergency medicine, essential drugs, medical supplies, tents, chemicals for disease prevention and control, and medical equipment used in disaster emergency situations.

The Vietnamese delegation coordinated with AFAD to allocate these equipment and other supplies to recipients, including the largest hospital in Adiyaman city.

AFAD deputy director in Adiyaman Isamail Sahin appreciated Viet Nam’s aid and expressed his deep thanks for this assistance of the Vietnamese Government and people and the Ministry of Public Security.

Adiyaman is one of the three places most affected by the February 6 earthquake. As of February 13 noon (Viet Nam time), the deadly disaster  had killed more than 34,000 people in not only Turkey but also Syria.

This is the first time Viet Nam has deployed search and rescue forces in coordination with other countries following a natural disaster.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey reported that six families with Vietnamese citizens have been affected by the earthquake, and they are facing many difficulties. The embassy has received and provided financial support, and goods to help them overcome the difficult time.

The embassy will continue to provide support for Viet Nam’s rescue and relief teams, and maintain contact with overseas Vietnamese in Turkey and implemented plans to quickly deploy citizen protection measures in case of necessity.

Earlier, 76 military personnel of Viet Nam departed for Turkey on February 12 night to assist the country in recovery efforts following a devastating earthquake./.