Nearly 13,000 children screened for congenital heart diseases in Vinh Phuc hinh anh 1A doctor gives check-up to a student at the Tam Phuc Primary School in Vinh Tuong district, Vinh Phuc province (Photo: VNA)

Vinh Phuc (VNA)
- Nearly 13,000 children, including infants and students of preschools and primary schools, in the northern province of Vinh Phuc are receiving screenings for early detection of congenital heart diseases from June 2-5, on the occasion of the newly launched Action Month for Children 2020.

The event is co-organised by the provincial Fund for Vietnamese Children, the Hanoi-based E Hospital, VinaCapital Foundation’s Heartbeat Vietnam programme, and BHFlex Vina Co., Ltd.

Through screening, children with suspected cardiac abnormalities will be further examined and given free-of-charge ultrasound scanning by doctors of E Hospital to identify the exact disease and determine appropriate treatment.

Those deemed to need surgery will receive help to complete relevant procedures to apply for free operations with expenses to be covered by the Heartbeat Vietnam programme.

In 2019, the Fund for Vietnamese Children of Vinh Phuc organised medical checkups for approximately 24,000 children from newborn to primary school age, nearly 300 of whom were diagnosed with suspected congenital heart and cardiac diseases. The programme helped more than 30 children with innate heart defects get intensive examination and treatment, with nearly 20 receiving operations at the Hanoi Heart Hospital and E Hospital./.