SCG Cement – Building Materials builds COVID-19 mobile pressure chambers for Danang

16:46 | 22/08/2020
Having been tested through the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, the mobile positive pressure chamber concept is now deployed by SCG in Vietnam to deal with the outbreak in Danang. Initially, the company has built and installed four chambers for use at the Danang Centre for Disease Control (Danang CDC).
scg cement building materials builds covid 19 mobile pressure chambers for danang
SCG Cement – Building Materials designs and builds four COVID-19 mobile positive pressure chambers for Danang

SCG Cement Building Materials Vietnam LLC, a subsidiary of SCG in Vietnam, has handed over four COVID-19 mobile positive pressure chambers to Danang CDC to protect medical workers at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The concept was developed by SCG in Thailand and has been sucessfully applied by Thai doctors to run massive sample collection.

Nopporn Keeratibunharn, general director SCG Cement – Building Materials Vietnam LLC said, “Amid the rise of COVID-19 in the central area, SCG deeply understands and shares the responsibility to support and protect the local medical workforce via our innovation and expertise. When collecting samples, the medical workforce is prone to get in contact with the virus in micro-droplets from talking, sneezing, and coughing during the swap. Designed and built by SCG, these mobile positive pressure chambers aim to avoid direct contact between the sample collecting staff and the person providing the sample.

scg cement building materials builds covid 19 mobile pressure chambers for danang

The chambers are built on the positive pressure room principle, in which the inside air pressure is greater than outside the room. This is achieved by pumping in filtered and sterilised clean air. The purpose of positive pressure is to ensure that the outside airborne pathogens do not contaminate the inside.

Operationally, the overall sample collection time, including changing latex gloves and disinfecting the booth will take five to seven minutes per person to facilitate the collection of a large quantity of samples a day.

“As a good corporate citizen of Vietnam and a responsible manufacturer based in the central region, SCG Cement – Building Materials Vietnam will make its utmost efforts to support the community through the pandemic, in line with our brand promise Passion for Better,” added Keeratibunharn.

Before this donation, SCG Cement – Building Materials has also made a significant contribution to the national fight against COVID-19, with total value of VND2.5 billion($108,700) donated to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Quang Binh, COVID-19 Prevention Fund of Danang City, and Quang Tri General Hospital. Besides, the company has also sponsored 400 tonnes of SCG Super Cement to build 45 playgrounds for children in Quang Binh province, as part of its commitment to enhance the community’s living quality.

scg cement building materials builds covid 19 mobile pressure chambers for danang
SCG Vietnam's Mobile Positive Pressure Chambers from up close
scg cement building materials builds covid 19 mobile pressure chambers for danang
scg cement building materials builds covid 19 mobile pressure chambers for danang
scg cement building materials builds covid 19 mobile pressure chambers for danang

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