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30,000 newborns in An Giang to be screened for congenital heart disease

Update: September, 20/2018 - 08:00
An Giang Hospital of Obstetrics Gynecology and Pediatrics on Tuesday (September 18) launched a project to help obstetrics facilities detect congenital heart disease in newborns. – VNA/VNS Photo Vương Thoại Trung
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — An Giang Hospital of Obstetrics Gynecology and Pediatrics has launched a project to help obstetrics facilities detect congenital heart diseases in newborns.

The one-year project, part of the Heart for Children programme funded by Viettel, will help 30 obstetrics facilities in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang carry out consultancies with cardiovascular physicians at Hà Nội Medical University Hospital and An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital.

As many as 30,000 newborns are expected to be screened for congenital heart disease.

Children with heart diseases will receive financial assistance to undergo surgery if their families cannot afford it.   

The Heart for Children programme has provided free surgeries for more than 4,500 disadvantaged children across the country for nearly 10 years. — VNS

 

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