ExxonMobil Donates Pediatric Emergency Care Equipment To 16 Hospitals

On October 19, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited and VinaCapital Foundation met with provincial authorities of Quang Ngai, Quang Nam and Danang to handover emergency care equipment, supplies and training to 16 of their hospitals.

ExxonMobil’s donation greatly expands VinaCapital Foundation’s Critical Response program to the coastal hospitals in central Vietnam.

“ExxonMobil has a long history in Vietnam,” stated Russ Berkoben, President and General Director of ExxonMobil in Vietnam. “We are honored to be a member of and contribute to the development of the communities where we operate. Working together with VinaCapital Foundation, our contribution of pediatric advanced life support equipment meets the needs of coastal hospitals in Danang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.”

ExxonMobil is donating pediatric life support equipment to fully stock trolleys for 23 emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit installations in 16 hospitals, all of which are in coastal districts of the three provinces. Each trolley includes the mobile cart that carries a portable defibrillator, portable suction machine, ambu-bags for adults and children, medical hand tools, drugs and supplies.

Robin King Austin, CEO and Executive Director of VinaCapital Foundation, said, “VinaCapital Foundation is proud to partner with ExxonMobil. Together, we help build capacity in the Vietnamese health care system by providing emergency care hardware and more importantly the training to upgrade skills. Children are the beneficiaries.”

Before implementation of equipment in the local hospitals all doctors are required to attend the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course (PALS), an intensive education course developed internationally to provide a standardized approach to the evaluation and treatment of critically ill children. In addition, all practitioners are trained on the actual equipment at the local level when the equipment arrives at the hospital.