MOLISA minister presents gifts to disadvantaged children

Hanoi Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Dao Ngoc Dung visited and presented gifts to disadvantaged children at the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Xa Dan secondary school in Hanoi on May 9 on the occasion of the National Action Month for Children.

At the hospital, Minister Dung, who is also Standing Vice Chairman of the National Committee on Children, lauded medical staff for their considerate care for patients.

Director of the hospital Nguyen Danh Cuong said with 1,010 beds, 14 clinical faculties, 9 non-clinical faculties and 7 centres, the hospital is not only the leading unit in obstetrics and gynaecology but also a tertiary and post-tertiary training establishment with research and technological transfer.

The hospital treats over 323,000 outpatients and nearly 70,000 inpatients each year, he said.

At the Xa Dan secondary school which is dedicated to hearing impaired children, Minister Dung hailed Hanoi for its achievements in child protection, care and education, especially for poor and disabled children.

Though Vietnam is the first country in Asia and the second in the world to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, there are still 2.5 million children living in especially difficult situation, he said.

The minister hoped that the municipal authorities will offer all possible support to the school to fulfill its assigned tasks.

Rector Pham Van Hoan said the school now has 28 classes from preschool to secondary levels with 496 students, 343 of them are living with disabilities.

He added that the school will strive to meet national standards in the near future.

On the occasion, Minister Dung presented five television sets and 100 million VND as gifts to the school.

Source: Vietnam News Agency