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Millions of free meals have been provided to poor patients at Binh Phuoc Province's General Hospital over the past 18 years, easing the financial burden on the families of long-term patients.

100 patients receive free artificial knee and hip joint replacements

The 108 National Military Medical Hospital in collaboration with the Operation Walk performed artificial knee and hip joint replacement surgery for 100 poor patients 

Police porridge warms up poor patients

On top of their regular charity work, police officers from the district of My Tu, in the southern province of Soc Trang, have added an extra duty to their daily routine: cooking up a hot meal for patients 

An old man who keeps on giving

 VietNamNet Bridge – For many people, a loaf of bread costing VND1,300 (US$0.06) may not be worth much,  but for poor patients at Kon Tum General Hospital, the free breakfast is much dearer than its cost. 

HCM City doctor makes high-protein milk for poor patients

Dr Ta Thi Tuyet Mai adds nutrients to milk to provide high-protein food to patients in the intensive care unit. Her innovation fetched her KOVA Prize. 

Volunteers swing into action for season of exams

 VietNamNet Bridge – As more than a million students sat for the national high school exam yesterday, volunteers with the programme Give Strength During Exam Season were busy helping candidates from other provinces

Guarantees are a gamble: doctors

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese doctors have to decide whether they should sign personal guarantees for poor patients so they can be treated without having to wait for a deposit to be made.

Poor patients, families enjoy music therapy

VietNamNet Bridge – When 11-year-old Nguyen Thu Hoa gave us a radiant smile, it was possible to forget, for an instant, that she'd been fighting for her life for three years now.

Helping others helps themselves, volunteers learn

 VietNamNet Bridge – Everybody likes receiving a gift while many enjoy giving a gift because it makes them feel good.

Poor patients hit hard by Hanoi's equitisation move

 VietNamNet Bridge – To attract wealthier clients to upmarket, equitised services, some Ha Noi hospitals are taking beds from the poor and putting them in special wards for the rich.

Poor patients still lack needed funds

 VietNamNet Bridge – A Governmental decision to support impoverished people suffering from serious illness came into effect six months ago.