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Southwest patients to get free treatment

Update: July, 06/2015 - 08:58

An association to sponsor the medical treatment of disadvantaged patients in the southwest region was launched on Saturday. — Photo tintucmientay.com.vn

CAN THO (VNS) — An association to sponsor the medical treatment of disadvantaged patients in the southwest region was launched on Saturday.

The association consists of 104 members who are in charge of mobilising public support for the deprived section.

It has thus far raised more than VND63 billion (US$2.9 million), of which VND5 billion ($230,000) will be used for building shelters, VND500 million ($23,000) to sponsor five heart surgeries, and VND100 million ($4,608) will be utilised to support poor children, among others.

The association plans to mobilise a total of VND200 billion ($9.2 million) within the first three years of its operation. — VNS



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