On the morning of May 18, 2021, Caritas Bui Chu visited a COVID isolation area. They were able to meet and share with the staff which takes care of teachers and 10th grade students at Le Quy Don school, as well as brothers and sisters currently working at the school who are ‘ F1 contacts,’ that is, those who had direct contact with a COVID-19 patient. They are quarantined for health monitoring at two facilities: Cat Thanh Town Continuing Education Center and Army Regiment 180 of Nam Dinh province.
On May 7, 2021 Caritas Hanoi donated 52 million VND to share with people affected by the epidemic in village 5 Dong Yen, Chan Ly commune, Ly Nhan district, Ha Nam province. The Covid-19 pandemic is having serious reprecussions all over the world. Many provinces and cities in Vietnam have had cases of covid-19. Ha Nam is one of the provinces with complicated outbreaks of community spread. Village 5 Dong Yen, Chan Ly commune, Ly Nhan district, Ha Nam province implemented social isolation on May 1, 2021. There are 320 households in the village with a total of 1,200 people. Many normal activities have become difficult due to the isolation requirements.
Access to clean water for drinking and washing is a matter of life and death in many parts of the world. Over 2.2 billion people in the world don’t have access to safe water and 4.4 billion don’t have adequate sanitation, even though this is a fundamental right. The effect of this on people’s lives and health is massive.
Continuing a series of public health activities, on April 10, 2021 the Patient Ministries Subcommittee of Caritas of Ha Tinh Diocese cooperated with the Volunteer Group at Can Loc District General Hospital and Hong Linh Town General Hospital to conduct examinations and distribution of medicines in Khe Ngang parish (Phuc Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province). The delegation, which consisted of 8 doctors in addition to pharmacists and members of the Diocesan Caritas Committee, was chaired by Sister Maria Nguyen Thi Hien, Specialist of the Patient Ministries Subcommittee, and Doctor Nguyen Van Nhue, Specialist, First Class.