Free medical check-up, drugs for poor Khmer people in Mekong delta provinces

400 Khmer residents in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang received medical check-up and medicines gratis yesterday.

The Bank for Social Policies and the Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Ho Chi Minh City January 11 provided free-of-charge medical examination and drugs to poor Khmer in distant and disadvantaged Thuan Hung Commune where 60 percent of inhabitants are Khmer residents. The rate of families on the poverty line or close to poverty line is over 25 percent.

Moreover, in addition to receiving health  examination, inhabitants were given a medical box with 17 normal drugs worth more than VND400,000 (US$18.7).

Before the medical worker team also provided medical check up to nearly 500 Khmer inhabitants in  An Quang Huu Commune in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh’s Tra Cu District.

Total spending for the charitable mission in two provinces is nearly VND500 million (US$ 23,490)

By Minh Tam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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