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10/9/2018 6:40:24 PM

Heartbeat Vietnam provides free heart check-up for children in Dien Bien

On October 6-7, Heartbeat Vietnam and the doctors from the Hanoi Heart Hospital organized a mobile outreach clinic in which 402 children under 18 years old received free heart scanning at the Medical Centers of Tuan Giao, Muong Cha wards and General Hospital of Dien Bien province.

Doctor check-ups for a children in Dien Bien. (Photo: Heartbeat Vietnam)

A large number of families took their children to get the free examination and consultancy from doctors about cardiovascular health.

Of the 402 children who came, doctors diagnosed 63 cases of congenital heart defects and 13 cases needed heart surgeries. Heartbeat Vietnam will follow the cases of these children to support them soon in the near future. In this Outreach Clinic, Heart Hospital also sponsored the travel cost of more than USD 600 for over 200 poor and near poor families to come to the heart screening location.

With the sponsor from FedEx and support of Dien Bien Fund for Children and with doctors from Hanoi Heart Hospital and local officials, Heartbeat Vietnam was able to bring the opportunity of getting heart scanning at least once in a lifetime to the children of Dien Bien province.

Wishing to be able to help "Every baby have a heart check-up at least once in their lives", Heartbeat Vietnam will continue the journey of free screening in the future.

Founded in 2006, VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) aims to empower the children and youth of Vietnam, by providing opportunities for growth and improvement through health and education programs. The work of VCF touches the lives of millions of Vietnamese in 63 provinces every year.

VCF’s grassroots medical programs include Heartbeat Vietnam and Rural Outreach Clinics - designed to locate diseased at risk and disadvantaged children in even the remotest areas and provide access to quality healthcare.

Heartbeat Vietnam has provided heart operations since 2006 for children across Vietnam, as well as helping to improve cardiac and pediatric care in Vietnam via a telemedicine training series, equipment donations, and support for province-level pediatric outreach centers./.

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