On 18 March, acting under its World Without Tears charity program, VTB Bank donated a set of x-ray diagnostic equipment to Filatov Children`s Clinical Hospital No.13, located in Moscow, for x-ray diagnostic department as well as intensive care and resuscitation departments.
VTB Bank financed the purchase of universal ultrasonic digital color scanner for x-ray diagnostic department of the clinic. Besides, VTB paid for an artificial pulmonary ventilation unit, which will be set up in the intensive care and resuscitation department.
Resuscitation department accepts up to 600 children of various ages annually, most of these patients being infants.
The artificial pulmonary ventilation unit donated by VTB is designated for intensive care and resuscitation departments. The new equipment will allow doctors to improve treatment efficiency and avoid complications in patients.
The clinic also hosted a traditional children’s World Without Tears holiday featuring characters from Good Night, Kids! TV show and Vladimir Shchukin, a children’s composer, who have been friends of World Without Tears program for a long time. FC Dynamo Moscow players Dmitry Khokhlov, Igor Semshov and Vladimir Gabulov, who conducted a quiz for children and handed out gifts, also attended the holiday.
The Bank has planned another three World Without Tears holidays in Moscow in 2010, as well as events in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Vladikavkaz, Kazan, Samara, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod. The program’s annual budget amounts to at least RUB 15 million. All these funds are allocated to purchase high technology medical equipment and pharmaceuticals for children’s hospitals.
World Without Tears is a long-term targeted charity program, which has been held by VTB Bank since 2003. It is aimed at supporting healthcare institutions for children. Under the program, VTB provides direct financing to purchase expensive equipment, medications and expendables for children's hospitals.
Acting within the Program, VTB has already provided support to children's hospitals in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Kazan, Astrakhan, Stavropol and Krasnodar.
VTB Bank has been the general sponsor of FC Dynamo Moscow since 2009.