The sponsors are seven companies in the areas of banking, trade, textile and taxi transport and others in Danang, HCMC and Hanoi. They not only donated a combined VND3.5 billion in cash but also provided other useful items such as ambulances, medical beds, televisions and refrigerators.

Specially, the chairman and general director of Vietnam-South Korea Medicine Joint Venture was also present at the ceremony last Thursday to hand over cash and to witness the hospital under progress for completion.

The hospital will help diagnose diseases for residents in the central region for timely treatment, said Nguyen Thi Van Lan, vice chairwomen of the sponsorship association.

The non-profit hospital offers fee reduction and exemption for needy cancer patients along with many other facilities set aside for the poor. With such a humanitarian purpose, the hospital has attracted strong attention from local public and international friends.

By Hai Dang - The Saigon Times Daily - October 16, 2012