Fund donates gifts to cancer patients

Update: February, 10/2018 - 05:00
Former Vice President Nguyễn Thị Doan hands over gifts to cancer patients at the Bạch Mai General Hospital on February 9. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Ngày mai tươi sáng (Bright Future) Fund for Cancer Patients on Friday donated 100 gifts, each worth VNĐ1 million (US$44.5), to cancer patients at Bạch Mai General Hospital in Hà Nội.

The gifts were part of the Fund’s VNĐ1 billion gift package for cancer patients across the country on the occasion of Lunar New Year.

“The gifts are aimed at helping needy patients have a good Tết with their families,” said former Vice President Nguyễn Thị Doan.

She urged the hospital to expand the application of advanced medical technologies and modern medical facilities to examine and treat patients, especially those suffering from cancer.

Health Minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến and the fund’s leaders will also visit and present gifts to children suffering from cancer at the Cancer and Tumour Hospital in HCM City on Monday.   

The fund will also provide 20 coaches to transport patients to their home towns and cities for Tết holidays.

Established in 2011, the fund has so far provided more than VNĐ18 billion ($790,000) in financial support to more than 19,200 poor cancer patients. It has also organised free cancer screenings for some 70,000 people to date. — VNS