TPC VINA donates positive pressure isolation chambers by SCG to Dong Nai

10:06 | 05/09/2020
TPC VINA, a joint venture between ASEAN leading conglomerate SCG, Vietnam Chemical Corporation, and Vietnam Plastic Corporation, has handed over three COVID-19 mobile positive pressure isolation chambers to the Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front of Dong Nai province, as an effective measure to protect frontline medical workers as well as prevent the viral spread of the pandemic.
tpc vina donates positive pressure isolation chambers by scg to dong nai

TPC VINA representatives hand over there COVID-19 positive pressure chamber units to Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front of Dong Nai Province

The chamber has been co-developed by SCG in Thailand, using SCG's chemical materials and pressure principle and had been used extensively by major hospitals in Thailand during the pandemic combat.

“COVID-19 is posting many challenges for everyone, especially for the medical workforce who have been working intensively to monitor and prevent the spread of the disease,” said Chaowalit Treejak, general director of TPC VINA.

“As Dong Nai province is the hub for industrial zones and is in proximity to Ho Chi Minh City, it is even more challenging for the medical team here to control the pandemic. Therefore, TPC VINA would like to share this responsibility to support and protect the local medical workforce via our innovation and expertise,” Treejak noted.

Designed and built by SCG, these mobile positive pressure isolation chambers aim to avoid direct contact between the sample collecting staff and the person providing the sample.

When collecting samples, the medical workforce is prone to get in contact with the virus in micro-droplets from the talking, sneezing, and coughing during the swap. Designed and built by SCG, these mobile positive pressure isolation chambers aim to avoid direct contact between the sample collecting staff and the person providing the sample.

The chambers are built on the positive pressure room principle, in which the inside air pressure is greater than the pressure outside the room.

This status is achieved by pumping in filtered and sterilised, clean air. The purpose of positive pressure is to ensure that outside airborne pathogens do not contaminate the inside of the room.

Operationally, the overall sample collection time, including changing latex gloves and disinfecting the booth will take 5-7 minutes per person to accompany the large number of samples collected per day.

tpc vina donates positive pressure isolation chambers by scg to dong nai
tpc vina donates positive pressure isolation chambers by scg to dong nai
A close-up shot of mobile positive pressure isolation chambers

Having tested through the peak time of COVID-19 in Thailand, the mobile positive pressure isolation chamber concept is once again brought by SCG to Vietnam.

The first batch of four chambers was delivered to Danang Centre for Disease Control (CDC) early this August by SCG Cement – Building Materials LLC.

This time, TPC VINA has imported three mobile units, with a plastic-based design which is foldable and easy-to-use to equip for three medical centres of Dong Nai province including Dong Nai General Hospital, Dong Nai Lung Hospital, and Dong Nai Centre of Disease Control (CDC).

As a responsible corporation who cares for the community's benefits, TPC VINA has been contributing to the COVID-19 combat in Dong Nai since the very early stage, with the support of VND200 million ($8,700) and 50 sterilising sprayers to the authority of Dong Nai province in April this year.

Besides, the company is also well-known for the "School Renovation Project" which has brought a clean and safe environment for more than 17 local schools in the past four years.

"Making contributions to local community development is the mission that has been driving our operations in the past years. We will continue to deliver these values in the years to come, pursuing the sustainable principle that SCG sets forth ever since," said Treejak.

TPC VINA is the first PVC manufacturer in Vietnam, located in Go Dau IZ, Long Thanh district in the southern province of Dong Nai with nearly 200 employees. The company has been operating in the past 20 years with nearly 200 staff to produce PVC Resin.

Following SCG's sustainable principles, TPC VINA has always cared about environmental and community welfare, with the commitment to deliver a better living to everyone.

By Anh Duc

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