As many as 40 concert programmes under the “bringing music to hospitals” project will be arranged in hospitals in and around Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai in 2015, as announced at a press conference held in Hanoi on March 30.

Organised by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Vietnam Youth Federation, the National Volunteer Centre , the Vietnam Young Physician Association, and the Tim Hong (Red heart) Voluntary Group, the programme aims to promote music as a tool to ease the pain of patients and reduce the stress of medical staff.

The NSN Communication and Entertainment JSC (NSN Media) and Van Dac International JSC are responsible for producing the programme through sponsorship from websites and, Kids and Family TV channel, and The Thao Van Hoa (sports and culture) and Kien Thuc Gia Dinh (knowledge & family) newspapers.

This year’s project is expected to benefit 80,000 to 100,000 people.

Over 100 programmes of this kind have been held across the country since 2011.

The concerts are expected to link the community, the health sector, volunteers, donors and disadvantaged patients. It also raises funds for programme activities.-VNA