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Vice President Thịnh gives Tết gifts to cancer patients

Update: January, 20/2019 - 20:00
Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh visits patients at the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital in Hà Nội on Saturday. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
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HÀ NỘI — Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh handed over Tết gifts, each worth VNĐ1 million (US$44.5), to 100 cancer patients during her visit to the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital in Hà Nội on Saturday.

The gifts were part of the Ngày mai tươi sáng (Bright Future) Fund for Cancer Patients’ humanitarian programmes ahead of the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Speaking at the event, Thịnh hoped all patients would get well soon in order to return to their families to enjoy Tết.   

The hospital director Bùi Vinh Quang said that the gifts would ease their pain and bring confidence to cancer patients.

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh hands over Tết gifts to cancer patients at the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital in Hà Nội on Saturday. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

The fund will also provide other 100 Tết gifts to poor cancer patients at the Oncology Centre of the Phú Thọ General Hospital on January 29.

In addition, the fund will organise free coaches to transport patients and family members from several hospitals in Hà Nội to their homes for Tết on January 25 and 31.

Established in 2011, the fund has so far provided more than VNĐ24 billion ($1.1 million) in financial support to more than 24,000 cancer patients. It has also provided cancer treatment drugs worth more than VNĐ400 billion ($17 million) to patients and free cancer screenings for more than 78,000 people. — VNS

 

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