Recently, Panasonic officially kicked off the project “Improving Hospital Air Quality In The Hospital” by donating and installing 261 air conditioners with nanoeTM X technology for 3 major hospitals in Hanoi. The first signing ceremony was held at Hanoi Medical University Hospital. This is one of Panasonic’s efforts to fulfill its mission of contributing to the wellness of Vietnamese people. The project will continue to be implemented in Hue and Ho Chi Minh City in March 2022
From January to March 2022 within the project carried out in Hanoi, Panasonic will donate and install 150 air conditioners to the Traditional Medicine Ministry of Public Security, 71 air conditioners to the Hanoi Medical University Hospital and 40 air conditioners for the Friendship hospital. The total value is up to VND 8.2 billion. The donated air conditioners are integrated with the innovative nanoe™ X air-purifying technology mark 2.
Hospital is a public place where many people gather in an enclosed space, creating conditions for bacteria and viruses to operate in the air. In particular, in the context that society is adapting to the new normal life with complicated epidemic situations, it is important to regularly clean the air, remove pollutants, and reduce the risk of infection of viruses and bacteria. With the innovative nanoe™ X air-purifying technology, Panasonic air conditioners will provide an effective solution to improve air quality in hospitals.
Nanoe™ X are nano-sized atomized water particles molecules containing free OH radicals, which absorb Hydrogen from pollutant elements to form water and inhibit the activity of viruses, bacteria, molds, and fungi, allergens, and other harmful substances, as well as effectively eliminating odors.1
In particular, the global research organization specializing in testing viruses – Texcell- has verified the inhibitory effect of the nanoe™ X, technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Accordingly, Texcell verifies in the actual space of 6.7m3, the nanoe™ X does have 91.4% of the inhibitory effect on the SARS-CoV-2 in 8 hours and 99.7% of the inhibitory effect on the SARS-CoV-2 in 24 hours using the air conditioner with nanoe™ X. The test was performed in an enclosed laboratory and is not designed to evaluate effectiveness in uncontrolled environments.
In addition to air conditioners, Panasonic also integrates nanoe™ X technology into consumer product lines such as air purifiers, refrigerators, and hair dryers included in air solution, hygiene solution and health solution to bring a healthy, safe and comfortable life to Vietnamese consumers in every living space.
With the support from Panasonic, Mr. Nguyen Lan Hieu – The Director of Hanoi Medical University Hospital said: "In addition to medical treatment, Hanoi Medical University Hospital has main functions of researching and teaching. Therefore, bringing new technologies into the hospital is our mission to serve patients and create a practical environment for the medical staff here. Currently, our 2nd facility in Hoang Mai district is treating nearly 300 Covid-19 patients. Luckily, there are no cases of cross-infection thanks to the carefully invested air system in the first place. However, our 1st facility on Ton That Tung Street was built more than 10 years ago and urgently needs a modern air system to ensure the health of the medical staff and patients. And when I learned that Panasonic - a company specializing in providing comprehensive health solutions – is launching the project to donate air conditioners integrated with the innovative nanoe™ X technology to the hospitals to take care the health of medical force and patients, we are very happy. This project means a lot not only to our hospital but also to other hospitals in the program because our goal is to provide Vietnamese people with the best conditions for health and quality of life.”
Mr. Kei Taniguchi, The Chief Operating Officer of Panasonic Air-Conditioning Vietnam shared: “Every product and solution that Panasonic has diligently researched, typically nanoe™ X technology applied on air conditioners in this project, all come from our most ultimate mission of improving the quality of health for consumers. Through the Project, we hope to apply Panasonic's most suitable and advanced solutions in life to timely meet the needs of improving air quality for patients and medical staff in particular and the community in general.”
The project to improve hospital air quality is a meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility activity of Panasonic that closes the first 50-year journey in Vietnam and opens the next 50-year journey, keep contributing to Wellness solution of Vietnam. Earlier, Panasonic has carried out many remarkable activities such as supporting 150 nanoe™ X transmitters to purify the air and deodorize on 150 GrabCar Medical vehicles in Ho Chi Minh City, giving 210 refrigerators to the Center Disease Control in Ha Giang province; planned 110,000 trees in Son Duong district, Tuyen Quang province in the annual tree planting program "Panasonic for a green Vietnam" in 2021 etc.