: :inin Kyiv (EET)

The Unlikely Story of the First ‘Made in Vietnam’ Ventilators to Fight COVID-19

In times of war, factories were converted from making cars to making tanks and ships. In the time of the coronavirus, Vietnam has retooled a smartphone factory to churn out life-critical ventilators. For many nations fighting COVID-19, ventilators have highlighted a struggle of life and death and of medical shortages. For Vietnam, which reported no local COVID-19 cases in three months, the ventilators are an unlikely story of a little engine that could — that is, could produce machines for a world in a pandemic. A conglomerate, Vingroup, founded by Vietnam’s richest man, had never dabbled in medical devices …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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