Charity
Poor couple struggles to care ill baby
  • By Ngoc Tu – Lany Nguyen | dtinews.vn | March 15, 2014 11:24 PM

A poor young couple from the central province of Nghe An is struggling to find ways to provide medical care for their two-month-old son who is suffering from digestive problems.

 

Poor couple feels helpless to their ill baby

The ill-fated baby is named Lang Thanh Vinh, and is the son of Luong Thi Phuong and Lang Thanh Chuyen.

Both being born of poor families, Phuong and Chuyen got married without any valuable assets.

They live from hand to mouth based on a modest income from farming.

When Vinh was born, in January, the family was happy, hoping that their baby would grow up well. However, life was not as happy as they thought, as the baby suffered from digestive problems very early.

Baby with bloated belly

“My baby suffered from digestive problems two days after he was born. We took him to the district hospital, but doctors said they could not help due to his serious condition. We then sent him to the provincial paediatrics hospital. We had to bring him home after just 12 days of treatment because we ran out of money,” the mother said.

Vinh’s situation did not improve, but only became more serious.

The poor couple has tried their best to keep their baby at home despite his illness because they cannot afford treatment. But, on March 3, Vinh suffered a severe pain, forcing the couple to take him to the provincial paediatrics hospital.

Crying all the time

“I can’t stand seeing my baby cry. It makes me feel helpless. We decided to borrow some money to take him to hospital,” Phuong said.

Doctors said the baby suffers from malnutrition and a digestive obstruction.

“We are trying to improve Vinh’s health before providing him with other treatments. If the situation does not improve, the baby may have to undergo a surgery that would cost a lot of money,” doctor Dang Ngoc Ha said.

Calling for help

Seeing the desperate situation, families of some other patients at the hospital have provided them with some support, but it is not enough.

Now, the family is in desperate need of help to overcome their challenge.

Any support to the family should be sent through:

1. Code 1353: Lang Thanh Chuyen, the baby’s father, in Chieng highlands village, Quang Phong Commune, Que Phong District, Nghe An Province.

Or Room 102, First aid ward at Nghe An provincial Paediatrics Hospital

2. Compassionate Hearts Charity Fund – Dan tri Newspaper (Hanoi)
No. 2/48 Giang Vo Str., Dong Da Dist., HanoiTel: 04. 3. 7366.491/ Fax: 04. 3. 7366.490
Email:quynhanai@dantri.com.vn

* Vietnam Dong Account information at Vietcombank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 045 100 194 4487
With Bank: THE BANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE OF VIETNAM  – Thanh Cong Branch
* US Dollar Account information at Vietcombank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 045 137 195 6482
SWIFT Code: BFTVVNVX
With Bank:  THE BANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE OF VIETNAM
 
* Vietnam Dong Account information at Vietinbank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 10 201 0000 220 639
With Bank: Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade – Hoan Kiem Branch
 
* US Dollar Account information at MB Bank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 0721100357002
SWIFT Code: MSCBVNVX
With Bank: MILITARY COMMERCIAL JOINT STOCK BANK - MCSB ( No.3, Lieu Giai str., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam)

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