Shopping on behalf of Aide au Vietnam, for the dispensary and dental clinic of Hop An in Go Vap district of Ho Chi Minh City
Today was shopping day for Hop An. On my « To do » list were the purchase of medicine for the dispensary, as well as the purchase of a new sterilizer for the dental clinic.
My first appointment of the day was at the pharmaceutical wholesaler, where I was to meet with Mrs. Yen, the pharmacist of Hop An dispensary. Mrs. Yen, a true professional, had the list of medicines needed, she had set up at the beginning of the year. Going meticulously through the list, and checking the correct type and quantity of the medicine required, we spent quite some time at the wholesaler. Finally, I then proceeded with the payment. All in all, the total amount of the purchase was € 5.000,00 which is the equivalent of 128.665.000 VND.
The second appointment, in the afternoon, concerned the purchase of a new sterilizer for the dental clinic of Hop An. The old sterilizer, over 20 years old, desperately needed replacing. Meeting at the supplier company « Dentech » in district 5, my local translator and volunteer for AAV, Minh Thu, and I, together with a dentist and the responsible person for Hop An dispensary, were lead into the meeting room, where, together, we went over the sales contract, discussed warranty and maintenance issues, and got a brief explanation of the equipment, which will be delivered to Hop An tomorrow. The personnel of the dental clinic will also receive a formation, on the use of the sterilizer, by the technicians of « Dentech ». All questions and issues agreed on, I then made the payment of 95.325.000 VND (€ 3.705,00).
Smiles on all faces, so every party was happy. And now to the medecine and equipment, to help the poor patients of Hop An dispensary.
Author : Steve Wagner
Project Leader and Secretary, in Vietnam.
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