DA NANG — Japanese surgeon Hiramoto Michiaki has begun operating on the first of 18 underprivileged children with congenital deformities, assisted by surgeons at Fortis Hoan My hospital.
The children, under the age of 6, have hare lip, cleft plate and helix defects.
The charity surgery programme was first set up with the Da Nang hospital in 2002.
Michiaki and his colleagues from Seisaika Nakatsu Hospital, Osaka, have since operated on more than 100 Vietnamese children. - VNS