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FV Hospital conducts free hand surgery for eight children
Hung Le
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FV Hospital conducts free hand surgery for eight children

Hung Le

Surgeon Stéphane Guero performs hand surgery at FV Hospital - PHOTO: HUNG LE

The Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund, founded by FV Hospital and Thanh Nien News Group, will sponsor hand surgery for eight children who have congenital malformation or conditions resulting from accidents this month.

The children are from needy families in the country. Some cases will need more than one operation and appropriate follow ups with a physiotherapist for a full recovery.

French surgeon Stéphane Guero and FV Hospital’s doctors will provide medical consultations and operations for these children.

Known as “hand magician” for his surgical skill, surgeon Guero performs surgeries to treat congenital hand deformities in children such as syndactyly, polydactyly, ectrodactyly, brachydactyly and tumours in the palm.

According to FV Hospital, the youngest child to undergo hand surgery under this program is just 12 months old. The children come from HCMC, Dong Nai, Long An, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Ha Tinh.

With FV Hospital’s sponsorship, the total cost for the surgeries is VND350 million (nearly US$15,400), including hospital fees, transport and accommodation fees, and meals for the children and their parents.

Founded in 2006, the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund is dedicated to the treatment of underprivileged children under 16 years old suffering from severe conditions that can be cured or improved by surgery.

The underprivileged kids receiving support are those suffering from either congenital abnormalities, or those with conditions resulting from trauma or disease, such as syndactylism, dislocated hips, vesico-urethral reflux, intestinal malrotations, anorectal or oesophageal atresias, malformed ears, burns or malformation resulting from poliomyelitis, and others.

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