Fifty children suffering from congenital heart problems born to poor families in Myanmar will receive treatment in China, according to the Yankin Children’s Hospital in Myanmar.
The free treatment is for a selected 50 children from Myanmar. The humanitarian effort aims for healthy, happy children and to improve the relationship between the Myanmar and Chinese people.
The 50 children selected throughout Myanmar will be sent to China in three groups, the first in April, the second group in May and third in June to An Zhen Hospital in Beijing, China.
“We share the information of free of charge treatment to the children’s parents all over Myanmar who had their children treated in Yangon Children’s Hospital. We will select 50 children from poor families out of 100 children and send them to the hospital in China for free of charge,” said Dr Daw Myint Myint Khine, superintendent of Yankin Children’s Hospital.
China will pay for all medical treatment charges, including travelling charges for the children and their parents.
As an act of China-Myanmar cooperation, China Charity Federation’s group led by chairman Xu Yixuan and the Myanmar medical team led by cardiac specialists started the selection process on March 28 to pick 50 of the 100 children who suffered present-at-birth heart attacks.
China Charity Federation is a charitable treatment service organisation for children. It is the first time for the organisation to provide charitable treatment for Myanmar children in China.