Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christensen (centre) hands over the painting to representative of the hospital

Speaking at the event, Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christensen said many scientific studies in Demark have shown that the presence with visual art could ease tension and anxiety for families of the patients. He hoped the paintings would offer those children being treated here some relief.

Other entries of the contest were also sent to the Vietnam-German Friendship Hospital and the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in a bid to create a more friendly treatment environment for patients.

Delegates visiting child patients in the hospital 

These paintings were selected from over 4,100 submissions to the annual contest for children, which was first held by the Embassy of Denmark and Vietnam-Denmark Friendship Association in 2016.

Source: VNA