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Tue, 27 Aug 2019

Vietjet Partners Flying Eye Hospital

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.

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”. Click to enlarge.

Vietjet will 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 Hue.

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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