Disadvantaged children in Lam Dong get free heart checkups hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Lam Dong (VNA) - Free heart disease screenings began on over 800 disadvantaged children under 16 years old in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 15.

The two-day programme was jointly organised by the Lam Dong Children Hospital, the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group’s office in the province and the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University’s Hospital.

Sen. Lieut. Col. Doan Van Viet - Director of Viettel Lam Dong said the second event of this kind has offered a chance for children living with heart diseases to be examined and treated timely.

The programme has pledged to finance the surgery for those with difficult backgrounds, he said.

This is part of the Tam Long Viet (Vietnamese Heart) Fund's heart operation programme, which has so far provided free life-saving surgeries for 4,500 impoverished children, including 21 in Lam Dong.-VNA