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Khanh Hoa hospital receives Australia-funded medical equipment

Update: April, 03/2015 - 15:54

NHA TRANG (VNS) — The General Hospital in Khanh Hoa Province received medical equipment worth nearly VND1 billion (US$50,000) on Thursday.

The equipment, given by the Australian Embassy and the VinaCapital Fund, includes a respiratory machine and 17 injection machines.

The machines will be used in the hospital's newly established neonatal intensive care department, to help improve child healthcare and reduce child mortality in the province and other provinces in the central-southern regions.

The doctors hope the new medical equipment will help save one to three babies more every week.

The embassy's General Counselor John McAnulty said the assistance was aimed at helping the local children enjoy necessary healthcare services for leading happy lives.

The assistance is part of the medical equipment supply programme entitled "Caring Life", funded by the Direct Aid Programme (DPA) of the Australian Government.

Since 2014, the DPA has offered assistance to 22 community healthcare and small-scale infrastructure development projects. -- VNS

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