Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony was held on January 15 to mark the completion of a project to upgrade the Vietnam social protection centre for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in Hanoi’s suburban district of Thach That district. The project, started last August, was funded by a 150,000 USD grant from Gyeonggi province of the Republic of Korea (RoK), through the Vietnam Environment Protection Fund of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). Five years since its establishment, the social protection centre has offered accommodation, rehabilitation and training for AO/dioxin victims. The project has repaired and built new sauna rooms to serve detoxification treatment. It also created a medicinal herb garden spanning nearly 1,000 sq.m, and improved the landscape at the centre. At the ceremony, representative of the sponsor Shin Myung-seob voiced his hope that the project will help to ease the pain of AO/dioxin victims in Vietnam. For his part, Chairman of the … [Read more...] about Social protection centre for AO/dioxin victims upgraded
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For years, Glivec tablets have been given gratis to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, the Central Hospital in Thua Thien – Hue, Cho Ray Hospital in Hanoi, the Tumor Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Hospital of Haematology and Blood Transfussion in HCMC and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi … [Read more...] about Vietnam Social Security agrees to extend provision of free-of-charge medicine