Tet gifts offered to impoverished child patients hinh anh 1President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu presents gift to a child patient at Viet Duc Hospital. (Photo: redcross.org.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu on January 5 presented 30 gift packages to poor children who are undergoing treatment at Hanoi-based Viet Duc Hospital ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The gift packages, each worth 1.2 million VND (51 USD), are donated by Vietnam’s U23 football team.

Thu said that the Viet Duc Hospital is among 13 organisations signing deals with the VRCS in taking care of poor patients, and this is the first coordinating activity between the two sides.

She took the occasion to wish the hospital’s staff a happy new year, and hoped that the relations with the hospital will further develop, contributing to improving public healthcare.

For his part, director of the hospital Tran Binh Giang said that the hospital always treasures the VRCS’s charitable activities for the needy implemented under the “Tet for the poor and Agent Orange victims” as they are a great source of encouragement to the patients with fatal diseases.

Giang thanked the VRCS for its assistance, and wished that the organisation will continue its activities to help more ill people.-VNA