Commemorating the 17th year of partnership with
Vietnam’s eye care services and the 10th year of operating the
Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) program in Vietnam, Orbis has signed a
MOU with Vietjet to
bring eye care services to the Vietnamese.
With the goal of serving more than two
million patients in the next three years, Vietjet’s long-term MOU
with Orbis is titled “Bright Eyes for the Vietnamese”.
The USD 1
million project will include the building of retinal centres for
premature babies at Dak Lak and Thanh Hoa provinces.
also continue to work with Orbis to promote educational programs,
events and communications strategies to create nationwide
awareness for the prevention of eye issues. This long-term
pioneering project between Vietjet and Orbis expects to double
Orbis’ past achievements in Vietnam.
To support the partnership, Vietjet’s pilots,
cabin crew and staff will volunteer on FEH’s modern aircraft in
The Flying Eye Hospital aircraft has a wingspan of 50 metres,
a height of 17.8 metres and a length of 55.3 metres, reaching the
size of a Boeing 777 airplane, albeit heavier due to the extra
machines and equipment in the aircraft.
The cabin area is 610
square meters and designed to be a small hospital. From the
operating room, 3D eye surgeries are streamed live to training
rooms throughout the world.
Having travelled around the world to share
knowledge and help the disadvantaged, FEH’s flying hospital has
visited Vietnam ten times and landed in six cities and provinces,
including Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Hanoi, Da Nang, Binh Dinh, Can Tho and
Thua Thien Hue.
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