6,000 young doctors offer free medical treatment, eye operation to the poor

Around 6,000 young physicians joined a national campaign to offer free medical examinations and medicine to around 1,000 poor people in all 63 provinces and cities of Vietnam starting on May 17 to mark Uncle Ho’s birthday anniversary.

Young doctros examine and gives free treatment to poor residents in the northern province of Hoa BInh(Photo: SGGP)

The news was released at a press brief in Hanoi on May 13. This year the annual campaign, organized by the Vietnam Youth’s Union and the Young Physician Association, is entitled “Young doctors follow Uncle Ho’s word to volunteer for the community’s health”.

The campaign starting with gratis treatment and examination for one million people in the country was jointly-launched by the Ministry of Health, General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army, the Central Red Cross Society and the Young Physician Association.

Chairman of the Young Physician Association Tran Van Thuan said that the campaign will provide examination, treatment, medical consultation.

In addition, the campaign’s organizers will give presents to needy people, teach people about the prevention of breast and cervical cancer, perform free eye surgeries to elderly people, provide training sessions for emergency aid to 5,000 teachers from 700 kindergartens and primary schools nationwide and provide nutrition knowledge to parents as well as teach children how to properly wash their hands with soap before meals.

The campaign also encourages young people to donate their blood with the target to collect 13,000 blood units.

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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