According to Dr. Le Truong Tung – Chairman of FPT University, FPT University has planned to buy 100,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine for all students and staff, with costs ranging from VND 80-100 billion.
Dr. Le Truong Tung, Chairman of FPT University, said that the University will not only buy vaccines from a certain country or region because it would cause a delay in the collection of sufficient quantities. Instead, FPT University will buy quality vaccines, which are tested by reputable medical organizations. “We have been planning and are contacting the suppliers to buy,” – Dr. Le Truong Tung said.
The leader of FPT University shared that even before its student was positive with nCoV in late January, FPT University has been interested in ordering vaccines. Dr. Le Truong Tung said that the availability of vaccines will help students and staff keep learning focused to achieve the best results.
As the first school to announce the vaccine purchase plan, FPT University expects the cost of 100,000 doses at USD about 3-4 million USD (VND 80-100 billion), equivalent to the school’s tuition subsidy for students in 2020. “With the expectation that everyone will be vaccinated, we will give the free injection as a support for learners and lecturers from the school’s development fund,” Dr. Le Truong Tung said.
The deadline to buy vaccines from FPT University has not yet been set because it depends on legal and commercial procedures. Dr. Tung said that this is not easy and there are currently no regulations on socialization for the supply and use of the Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam. “I think from June onwards, the purchase of vaccines will be easier because countries start to finish injecting their own citizens, with a surplus for export. Hopefully, this plan will be completed by the end of this year,” said Dr. Le Truong Tung.
Previously, at the end of January, FPT University – Hoa Lac Campus (in Thach That District, Hanoi) was temporarily blocked due to a student infected by Covid-19. FPT University has become one of the hotspots of Covid-19. On February 3, after receiving negative results with nCoV of nearly 700 students and staff, the school removed the blockade.