|A doctor from Hoàn Mỹ Đà Nẵng Hospital gives medical check for children and poor people in Vĩnh Hội village of Phù Cát District in Bình Định Province. More than 600 people including 230 chilren had received heart screening and medical checks. — Photo courtesy of Hoàn Mỹ Đà Nẵng Hospital|
BÌNH ĐỊNH — More than 600 people living in poverty, including 230 children, received free heart screening examinations and medicine in a joint-health care charity programme by the Đà Nẵng-Hoàn Mỹ Hospital and VinaCapital Foundation in Phù Cát District of central Bình Định Province.
The programme was launched to screen children for congenital heart disease and to give regular medical checks, as well as surgeries where necessary.
Doctors found two children suffering from congenital heart disease and pectus excavatum during the charity examination programme.
The two cases will be receiving financial assistance for surgery and regular heart checks at the hospital.
They said people living in poverty in Vĩnh Hội Village of Cát Hải Commune rarely have the chance or funds to get regular health checks.
The children's heart screening programme has been part of the hospital’s regular charity campaign since 2007, the aim of which is to support young people suffering from heart disease.
To date, nearly one million children under 16 have received free heart screening examinations, of which 5,237 received surgeries or interventions.
In May, 191 out of 19,661 children in the Central Highlands region were diagnosed with congenital heart disease and received surgeries paid for with donations from local businesses and organisations. — VNS