Australians donate 17 heart monitors

St Vincent Hospital and Quang Minh Pagoda in Melbourne, Australia have donated 17 heart monitors worth VND 2.4 billion (US $150,000) to 17 hospitals and medical centres across the country.

Recipients include hospitals and medical centres in Ha Noi, HCM City, Can Tho and the provinces of Thai Binh, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Dong Nai, An Giang and Ben Tre.

The donation was sponsored by the HCM City's Association for Sponsors of Poor Patients and HCM City-based Asia Pacific Trading Corp.

The head of the association, Nguyen Vinh Nghiep, said the monitors would help improve medical services at hospitals and medical centres.

The head monk of Australia-based Quang Minh Pagoda, Thich Phuc Tan, said the organisations were happy to contribute to cash-strapped hospitals and clinics in remote areas.
Vietnam News Agency