YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar children are being sent to receive free congenital heart surgery in China’s Yunnan province under the programme jointly organised by China Charity Federation and The Chinese Journalist Volunteers Association for Charity Promotion.
Of the total of 15 children, 10 were sent on Wednesday and the rest will follow later this week, according to Xinhua news agency.
“Children will be treated at Fu Wai hospital, a first-class hospital specialising in cardiovascular diseases and the programme will cover all expenses for both children and their parents,” said Xu Jing Xuan, chairman of the Chinese Journalists Volunteers Association for Charity Promotion.
“My daughter was found to have congenital heart disease at nine months but we couldn’t afford surgery treatment. We are now really glad to get a chance for the treatment,” Daw Aye Aye San, mother of two-and-a-half-year-old child from Yangon region told Xinhua.
This is the second batch sent under the programme. The first batch of 12 child patients, who were sent in April last year to Beijing Anzhen Hospital for such treatment, achieved 100 per cent success.
Source: NAM News Network