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The Thu Duc General Hospital provides responsive and comprehensive healthcare services to people from Thu Duc District of Ho Chi Minh City. It has an authorized bed capacity of 800 patients and a daily inpatient average of 3,000 patients. It serves an average of 560,000 outpatients per year. There are up to 100 pediatric patients who are in desperate need of regular assistance.
During treatment, the children patients do not have access to formal education and are unable to participate in common leisure activities. The hospital itself is deficient in organizing psychological care activities for them. Pediatric patients have the right to healthy development, both physically and spiritually like anyone else. They also have a desire to communicate, play and receive knowledge. Some children there are quite shy so volunteers need to encourage them to be more confident. Efforts have been made by all doctors and nurses in the hospital to meet the patients' needs though they often fall short.
The volunteers will help re-decorate the walls of the patient room, and turn it into a real kindergarten and an enjoyable environment for children, especially the ones who have to spend years in the hospital. The volunteers will also organize suitable activities (singing, drawing…) for the kids under the supervision of doctors.