HA NOI (VNS) — Patients at Ha Noi's Tan Trieu National Cancer Hospital received 500 gifts, each worth VND1,000,000 (US$45) from donors at a charity event yesterday.
|Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan hands over gifts to cancer patients in Tan Trieu National Cancer Hospital in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNS Photo CVI
Attendees included Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, officials from health, labour, invalids and social affairs ministries, and artists.
Praising the meaningful activity, Doan offered her best wishes to all patients, their families and doctors at the hospital on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
"The Party and Government have always created the best conditions for people's healthcare and protection, especially cancer treatment and prevention," Doan said.
The event aimed to ease the pain of cancer patients and strengthen the community's awareness about the disease and its prevention, detection and treatment measures.
The hospital currently has about 3,000 patients, among which about 400 to 500 patients in serious condition will have to stay at the hospital during Tet for treatment.
Viet Nam reports 200,000 new cancer cases yearly, 80 per cent of which are discovered in the late stages, the National Cancer Prevention Programme said.
The annual event was organised by VTV's Bright Future Fund for cancer patients and CVI Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Company. — VNS