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VinaCapital Foundation offers free-of-charge congenital heart scanning among children

BTO – The People’s committee of Binh Thuan province has lately approved documents on the reception of free screening program for poor and under-18-years-old children with congenital heart disease in Binh Thuan province. The VinaCapital Foundation shall present clean water treatment equipment to the hospitals and medical centers at the event.

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Reportedly, the proportion of children with congenital heart disease is 0.8 percent per year. It means that every 1,000 newborn babies, there will be 8 babies are connected with congenital heart disease. Since 2007 to date, the “Heartbeat Vietnam” program, funded by VinaCapital Foundation, have been held in Binh Thuan with a total number of beneficiaries of over 900 children, with an expenditure of VND 2.6 billion.

As scheduled, the free-of-charge screening for congenital heart disease shall be observed in North Binh Thuan general hospital and Phan Thiet medical center within 2 days (September 21-22). At the same time, the organization will offer 2 fresh water systems to North Binh Thuan hospital and Tanh Linh medical center. Any children with congenital heart disease are in need of heart operation after screening, the organization will give further consultation to those children’s families.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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