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Free eye surgery provided to the poor in Cambodia

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Free eye surgery provided to the poor in Cambodia

QĐND – Monday, July 26, 2010, 21:39 (GMT+7)

As part of a program to help the poor in bordering provinces in Cambodia, the Tay Ninh Provincial Red Cross, in conjunction with the Nguyen Trai Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, sent a delegation of doctors to provide free healthcare and eye surgery and present gifts to poor people in Cambodia’s Svay Rieng Province.

After examining more than 400 people, doctors from the Nguyen Trai Hospital provided cataract surgery to 176 patients with medical technologies brought from Vietnam.

Doctor volunteers from the Tay Ninh Provincial Red Cross also gave free healthcare and medicines and presented gifts to 310 poor patients in the Cambodian province.

The total cost of medicines, surgery and gifts, worth more than VND 200 million, was financed by members of the delegation and sponsors.

Source: NLD&VNA

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Needy provided free meal tickets at HCMC hospital

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

It was pitch dark at 4:40am when the patients’ relatives began lining up with bowls and lunch boxes ready to pack up a free meal for their sickly and injured loved ones.

Volunteers serve free breakfasts to poor patients at Cho Ray Hospital in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The line outside the guesthouse at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was a grateful one. Most were so poor that if the volunteers from the Poor Patient Sponsor Association hadn’t begun serving free breakfasts, they would have gone without.

A lorry carrying hot meals from the association’s Nhon Hoa Poor Patient Sponsor Branch slowly pulled up in front of the guesthouse.

By 5am, poor patients were being served their meals, and the “thank yous” were being passed around abundantly.

Ms. Muoi from the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang, who has taken care of her brother’s head injuries since he was in a traffic accident two months ago, said the free breakfast had helped ease the financial her family had been suffering from ever since her brother was hospitalized.

Nguyen Thi Kim Loan from the Mekong Delta Province of Long An has been loking after her father, a serious burn victim, at the hospital for a long time.

She said she was eternally grateful to the volunteers from bringing the free food.

Most of people gathered that morning said they hoped that the free breakfasts could be provided not only at Cho Ray Hospital, but also other hospitals as well.

Volunteer Ba Tam said that he and his friends had begun preparing the food at 11pm the night before. He said they cooked until 3am but still felt happy sharing the fruits of their labor with unlucky people.

The free breakfast program for poor patients was begun by the Nhon Hoa Poor Patient Sponsor Branch and Cho Ray Hospital in early March this year.

In just three months, the project has provided 50,000 rations, including rice dishes, porridge, noodles and bread, worth VND300 million (US$16,000) in total.

Source: SGGP

1.3 million youths provided with loans

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

1.3 million youths provided with loans

QĐND – Sunday, April 18, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

In the 2004-2009 period, the Vietnam Youth Union has lent nearly VND6 trillion, to 1.3 million young people.  

Over the past five years, the Union has granted scholarships for more than 375,000 youths and arranged for nearly 1,000 young entrenpreneurs to share their experiences via E-learning. It has implemented over 114,000 youth projects worth VND654 billion.

The Union has also established a number of affiliated organizations like the Young Business Association, the Young Intellectual, Science and Technology Association and the Young Doctors Association.

In its 5th term, the Union has admitted nearly 1 million new members to increase its total membership to approximately 8 million.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND