25,000 kids get free Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical operations

In action month for kids 2016 with themed "For the safety and accident and injury prevention for children", Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affair Dao Ngoc Dung and representative from the Vietnam Children Sponsoring Fund yesterday visited and gave gifts to families of kids whose are being treated in the Vietnam-Cuba friendship Hospital in Hanoi.

The delegation talked and presented cash and gifts to 70 child patients from the northern provinces of Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc , Ha Nam and Hanoi each VND450,000. Of 123 kids with facial defects were examined freely by doctors of the Operation Smile and Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital, 70 of them are going to undergo the operations. All surgeries will be conducted gratis each worth VND70 million (US$3,136). Additionally, the patients will be offered free transportation fee and meals.

In 2016, Operation Smile  signed an agreement with the Vietnam Children Sponsor Fund to provide free Oral & Maxillofacial surgeries for over 1,800 kids across the country with total expenditure of VND12.6 billion (US$564). So far, nearly 25,000 kids with facial defects have received free surgeries costing VND70 billion (US$3,137,819)

By Phan Thao – translated by Uyen Phuong

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