OI children receive free treatment

Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper continued encouraging enterprises and benefactors to contribute VND50 million (US$2,236) for treating children suffering Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease or Lobstein syndrome, a congenital bone disorder characterized by brittle bones that are prone to fracture (Wikipedia)

Enterprises and benefactors including Adam Khoo learning center, Dai Phong Company, Xuan Loc Cooperative and Doan Van Vinh. Hoa Ca Crocodile Company.. have given a billions of VN dong for year for the treatment of OI children since 2010.

Lately, Diamond Bone Medical Unit has been officially set up in Hoa Ca Crocodile Company in District 12 for treating kids with OI. The medical facility employs an innovative treatment based on crocodile bone paste initiated by Dr. Tran Van Nam, former deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Traditional Medicine Institute.

The therapy has indeed helped hundreds of OI children escape painfulness, reduce bone fracturing. Some kids can walk after treating.

Ton That Hung, director of Diamond Bone Medical Facility, said that OI children from low-income families will receive gratis treatment. Additionally, the center will reduce 20-80 percent of the treatment cost for adults from poor families, retired persons, invalids and people from families serving the nation’s revolution.

By Tuong Han – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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