|Classroom of hope and playing room at the National Children’s Hospital will be provided with new equipment under Immortal Wish programme launched by VinaCapital Foundation and Roche Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of Roche Vietnam|
HA NOI — VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and Roche Vietnam on December 16 launched a programme worth VNĐ550 million (US$23,730) called Immortal Wish to support children with cancer.
It will provide support to cancer patients being treated at seven hospitals in Ha Noi and HCM City and health check-ups for 3,000 children in Nam Tra My District in Quang Nam Province, which was affected by the recent storms and floods.
Christmas gifts of fresh fruits or warm blankets and towels will be donated to 1000 patients at the seven hospitals: the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT), National Cancer Hospital and National Children’s Hospital in Ha Noi, HCM City Children’s Hospital, HCM City Children’s Hospital 2, HCM City Oncology Hospital, and HCM City Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital.
It will decorate the paediatric room at the NIHBT, donate equipment to the Classroom of Hope and Playing Room at the National Children’s Hospital, and build a Classroom of Wish with modern equipment and organise a December birthday party for paediatric inpatients at the HCM City Children’s Hospital.
A global company headquartered in Switzerland, Roche Vietnam has undertaken a number of social activities, especially improving education and healthcare for children.
Its chief representative, Girish Mulye, said the company is committed to working with Viet Nam to address healthcare challenges through a variety of activities.
“By establishing a platform in hospitals, we also give children the opportunities to access education and social life skills, enhancing their mental health besides physical treatment.”
CEO of VCF, Rad Kivette, said, “I believe the programme will both bring hope and faith in a brighter future for these children and their families.” — VNS