On 23 April, acting under its World Without Tears corporate charity program, VTB Bank donated a set of medical equipment designated for radiological examination to Novosibirsk City Children’s Hospital No. 6.
The hospital is among the oldest medical institutions of the city providing inpatient care for children aged from 1 month to 15 years.
VTB Bank financed the purchase of mobile X-ray machine ARA 110/160-01 with microprocessor control for carrying out all kinds of radiological examinations in the hospital’s departments and operating theaters. The hospital needed the machine to conduct radiographies directly in the wards. It ensures a high quality of images, and it is compact, easy to use, and accessible due to its small weight and size.
The clinic also hosted a traditional children’s World Without Tears holiday featuring characters from Good Night, Kids! TV show and Vladimir Shchukin, children’s composer, who have been friends of World Without Tears program for a long time.
The Bank has planned three more World Without Tears holidays in Moscow in 2010, as well as events in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Vladikavkaz, Kazan, Samara, and Perm. The program’s annual budget amounts to at least RUB 15 million. All the funds are allocated to purchase high tech medical equipment and pharmaceuticals for children’s hospitals.
World Without Tears is a long-term charity program held by VTB Bank since 2003. 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.
Acting within the Program, VTB has already provided support to children's hospitals in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Kazan, Astrakhan, Stavropol, Krasnodar and Nizhny Novgorod.