Hospital, dairy maker join hands in nutrition programme hinh anh 1Signing ceremony between Cho Ray hospital and Vinamilk in HCM City on February 26 (Source
HCM City (VNA) – Cho Ray hospital and the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) signed a strategic cooperation agreement for a nutritional consultation programme in Ho Chi Minh City on February 26.

The programme will provide nutritional consultation for one million patients in the hospital between 2016-2018.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Director of Cho Ray hospital Nguyen Truong Son highly evaluated the significance of the work, hoping that it could benefit patients practically as well as increasing the awareness of patients and health officials of the importance of nutrition in treatment.

The project contributes to improving nutritional conditions and treatment quality for patients, and enhancing clinical nutritional therapy knowledge for health workers, he added.

The project is comprised of three major goals: providing nutritional consultation for one million inpatients and outpatients, nutritional training for the hospital staff and research on specific nutritional products for patients.

Vinamilk Marketing Operational Director Phan Minh Tien expressed the company’s interest in cooperating with the hospital in particular, and the health sector at large in improving the nutrition and health conditions of patients, as well as the community as a whole.

Tien said the company has collaborated with the health sector in the fields of training and communications. Vinamilk is also committed to providing quality nutritional products at the most reasonable prices to the local market.

It is estimated about 40-50 percent of the hospital’s patients are malnourished. Nutrition monitoring is expected to help patients increase their ability to recover, and reduce treatment costs.-VNA