On the evening of November 4, Viettel Industrial and Telecommunication Corporation (VTC) and Vietnam Heart Foundation – Vietnam Television launched the “Heart for Children” Gala for 10 years to revive the beats. Vietnam Red Cross has always accompanied the program “Heart for children” in recent years. On the night of the Gala, the Vietnam Red Cross donated 300 million VND to support difficult-hearted children in heart surgery.
The program was attended by H.E. Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh – Vice State President; Mr. Tran Binh Minh – Member of the Party Central Committee, General Director of Vietnam Television; Ms. Truong Thi Ngoc Anh – Vice President of Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Le Dang Dung – Chairman of the Board, General Director of Viettel Military Telecom Company; Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu – President of the Vietnam Red Cross.
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Speaking at the Gala night, H.E. Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, the Vice State President, praised Viet Nam Television for coordinating with the Viettel Army Industry and Telecommunication Group to establish “very meaningful and full of humanity” program. The program has attracted over 130 billion VND from Viettel Corporation, the support of many enterprises, organizations and individuals inside and outside the country. The program has also mobilized the team of physicians and doctors in the field to participate.
At Gala night, H.E. Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has called for businesses, organizations and individuals to continue actively accompanying, joining hands with the program, to bring more hearts, bring more joy , happiness for families, children with congenital heart disease. Through the program, she wished the children have been supported by the “Heart for children” program in the past time. They always live in good health and peace and become good pupils. They are good citizens of the commune. Assembly and success in life to contribute to building a beautiful rich country.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu – President of the Vietnam Red Cross received the program medal
“Heart for children” program performs free surgery for under-16 poor children in Vietnam; to improve the capacity of cardiovascular disease treatment for the health system in Vietnam; Organizing congenital heart disease screening activities for children in remote areas to help detect and treat children with congenital heart disease in time.
Over the past 10 years, the program has provided 34 direct counseling programs that help connect people with leading professionals to raise awareness about congenital heart disease and help treat congenital heart disease better. 40 hospitals are funded by the program to improve the capacity of surgery, cardiovascular treatment. 4,500 poor children have been supported for heart surgery from the program, as of 8/2018. 100,000 children will be screened for free congenital heart disease in 50 provinces, cities, and remote areas throughout the country through the program. Raised 136.2 billion VND from organizations, individuals and businesses to carry out operation for children with congenital heart disease of the program “Heart for children” as of 31/8/2018. During the 10 years of the “Heart for Children” program, behind every operation is a story, a life, a destiny, a changed person, winged to realize dreams, ambition of their own.
At the Gala night, businesses and sponsors donated VND15 billion and VND295 million to the Heart for Children Foundation to support heart surgery for children with congenital heart disease.
Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa