National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visits war invalids at Duy Tien nursing centre. (Source: VNA)

Ha Nam (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visited and presented gifts to war invalids at Duy Tien and Kim Bang nursing centres in the northern province of Ha Nam on July 17 ahead of the 71st anniversary of Day of War Invalids and Martyrs (July 27). 

She also presented 10 TV sets to each centre and expressed her profound gratitude to war invalids and families of ex-revolutionaries for their dedication to the struggle for national independence and defence. 

The top legislator asked the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the provincial authorities to pay more attention to nursing centres for war invalids, affirming that the Party and State always attach importance to refining policies for those who rendered service to the nation. 

Duy Tien nursing centre, one of the five ones under the watch of the MoLISA, was established in May 1957. Over the past six decades, the centre has cared for thousands of war invalids, even nearly 700 during peak times. 

It now provides care for seriously wounded and sick soldiers with injury severity from 81 percent and above, including three females. The oldest patient is 87 years old and the youngest is 49. 

Founded in 1976, Kim Bang nursing centre has offered treatment and rehabilitation to more than 500 invalids and sick soldiers. It is caring for 114 soldiers from 12 cities and provinces, including 81 severely wounded ones. 

In the morning the same day, the NA Chairwoman offered incense and laid a wreath at a temple dedicated to war heroes in the province.-VNA