Binh Thuan: Needy kids receive free heart checks hinh anh 1Illustration image (source: Internet)


Nearly 200 under-16 children with disadvantaged backgrounds in the central coastal province of Binh Thuan received free heart check-ups on September 26.

The event, part of the “Heartbeat Vietnam”, a humanitarian programme targeting children of heart diseases, was held by the VinaCapital Foundation in association with the Tam Duc Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City and the Children Protection Association of Binh Thuan.

The screening found 30 children with inborn heart defects who will need surgery. Their parents were provided guidance on how to apply for assistance from the programme for their children’s treatment.

Launched in 2006, “Heartbeat Vietnam” has conducted free health screenings across the country, detecting more than 5,000 children with heart diseases and sponsoring heart surgeries for 4,223 poor child patients in 50 provinces and cities nationwide.-VNA