"Million meals" program for the “dialysis village” in Hanoi

Web.HCYU.13/4/2020. In the morning of April 13th, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Permanent Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, President of the Viet Nam Youth Federation ( VYF) presented the first 600 meals of the "Million meals" program to patients on dialysis.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, all patients on dialysis were asked to limit leaving their home to protect their own health. Known as "The dialysis village", the small alley 121 Le Thanh Nghi, Hanoi has become a place where many patients with kidney failure came and lived for hemodialysis in Bach Mai Hospital as well as other hospitals in the area.

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan encourage and hand over gifts to patients
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan encourage and hand over gifts to patients


On the first day of launching the "Million Meals" program in Hanoi, the program handed over 600 meals for 3 days including rice, meat and vegetables to 200 dialysis patients and their family members. 
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan said: "The implementation of the 'Million meals' program is a specific and practical action of the VYF, its members and young people in accompanying the whole country to prevent and control Covid-19 ". 

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan encourage and hand over gifts to patients
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan encourage and hand over gifts to patients


According to Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, young volunteers directly distributed food bags to the poor, homeless people, workers, self-employed laborers, students in difficult situations in order to support them to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the same day, the "Million Meals" program was also co-organized by the HCYU in Ho Chi Minh city and Suntory PepsiCo Beverage Co., Ltd. and PepsiCo Vietnam Food Company to hand over 600 food packages to lonely, elderly people and those who are in difficult conditions in Ward 1, Binh Thanh district.

Preparing meal sets from early morning
Preparing meal sets from early morning


Program "Million meals" will be implemented in 5 cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Can Tho. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be the first places to start the program.

-BQT-

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