The program was organized by the Military Industry-Telecoms Group (Viettel), the Vietnamese Heart Fund of the Vietnam Television and doctors from the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University's hospital, and Can Tho Children’s Hospital.

Speaking at the event, Lieutenant Colonel Huynh Trung Kien, Director of the military-run telecom Viettel’s branch in Can Tho city said that Viettel stores are where applications for assistance from the program of needy children are received. Notably, Viettel will receive documents, verify family circumstances, and guide parents to complete the procedures when their files are approved by the doctors.

Many children under 16 in Can Tho city received free examinations for congenital heart disease.

This is the first time the program "Heart for you" has come to Can Tho city, so it has received a lot of support from local authorities and people. In response to this meaningful activity, many businesses and organizations have joined hands with Viettel to organize the program.

During the two months of October and November 2020, the program "Heart for you" was conducted in the four provinces and cities of Phu Yen, Yen Bai, Hai Phong and Can Tho.

The program “Heart for you,” run and funded by the Vietnam Television and Viettel, aims to offer free heart surgery for children under 16 from poor families. Over the past 10 years, the program conducted heart defect screening tests for some 100,000 children across the country, offered free heart surgery and cured more than 4,500 child patients.

Translated by Lam Anh