More than 100 poor Cambodian people were given free eye checks-up and operations by Vietnamese doctors at Preah Kat Mealea Hospital of the Cambodian Royal Army in Phnom Penh on April 1.
They were among 250 poor people who are due to have their eyes checked and have surgery, if needed, by doctors from Military Hospital 175 and the Ho Chi Minh Eye Hospital, on April 1 and 2.
“Vietnamese doctors have not only brought back vision to Cambodian patients but also helped them have a strong belief in their future,” said General Som Samnang, Chief of the General Department for Logistics and Finance of the Cambodian Royal Army.
He said this eye operation programme, launched under cooperation of the two countries’ armies, helped improve the Cambodian people’s living conditions.
Military Hospital 175 said more than 40 doctors and nurses, along with all necessary machinery and equipment, were sent to implement this charitable programme, the ninth since 2007.
Hospital 175 has provided free medical check-ups to thousands of poor Cambodian people.