VTB Bank has held another two events under World Without Tears charity program (providing financial support to child health centers) in Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.
On 7 October 2008, VTB Bank donated to the Vladivostok region Children's Tuberculosis Sanatorium No. 1 a rehabilitation equipment complex, including equipment for electrotherapy, magnetic field and UHF treatment, a halo complex (salt cave), Roomaid air cleaner and Ormon С-30 inhaler.
The sanatorium provides prophylactic tuberculosis treatment to children of three to seven years and over the past three years has treated more than 900 children, most of them orphans or children from low-income families.
On 9 October 2008, under World Without Tears charity program VTB Bank donated five infusion therapy units to oncohaemathology department of the Khabarovsk region Children's Clinical Hospital.
Treatment of such diseases is classified as high-tech medical care due to the therapy's specific character, and the cost of chemicals used. Medical equipment donated allows setting individual medication dosage regimes, and automatic systems mean that a child can move around the ward and socialize with other children, which is sure to cheer the patients up through this difficult time in their lives.
Children's Clinical Hospital in Khabarovsk is one of the region's most important healthcare facilities, where children throughout the Khabarovsk region (including the remote northern areas) are examined. That is why VTB Bank decided to provide targeted support to this medical center.
Positive emotions are as important for the children's recovery, as good treatment. Both in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, VTB invited characters from "Good Night, Kids!" children's TV show and children's composer Vladimir Shchukin.
World Without Tears is a long-term charity program held by VTB Bank. The Bank has been giving financial targeted support to healthcare centers for children. Under this program VTB is financing purchase of expensive medical equipment, drugs and consumables for children's hospitals. The program started in 2003, when VTB donated specialized furniture for children with cerebral spastic infantile paralysis to the Moscow region Children's Psychoneurology Hospital.
Over the past five years, VTB has provided effective help to a great number of children's hospitals in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk.