SGGP provides medical help to ethnic minority, disadvantaged

Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper organized a medical camp for S’tieng ethnic minority residents and disadvantaged people in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on October 17 and gave them free medicines and gifts.

Former Vice State President Truong My Hoa (R) and a Prudential executive hand over gifts to disadvantaged people in Binh Phuoc Province’s Chon Thanh District ( Photo: N. Yen )

Seven hundred people received free health checks and medicines and several elderly people got spectacles while 350 S’tieng and poor residents got gifts worth VND250,000 each in Chon Thanh District.

The visiting doctors found a large number of people there with hypertension, heart diseases, stomach ulcers, and cataracts.

The camp cost more than VND100 million (US$5,600) to organize.

SGGP’s charity mission received support from the British insurer Prudential Vietnam, Taiwanese MSG maker Vedan, AceCook, Thao Loan, Hong Hanh Fish Sausage Company, and a group of doctors from Giac Ngo newspaper for the trip.

It was accompanied by former vice president of the country, Truong My Hoa, and head of Ho Chi Minh City’s Committee for Emulation and Reward, Nguyen Thi Nhu Thuy.

Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper plans to raise more donations for a similar mission soon and for building housing for teachers and needy people living in run-down houses.

By N. Yen, H. Dang - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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