Campaign on free medical treatment for poor people launched

18:08 | 02/11/2014

VGP – A large-scale humanitarian campaign was launched on Sunday to provide free medical treatment for at least one million poor people across Viet Nam.

The long campaign is jointly held by the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, the Ministry of Health, the General Department of Politics under the Vietnamese People’s Army and the Association of Young Doctors.

Key activities include medical check-up and treatment, provision of free-of-charge drugs at the community and medical establishments, skill training on disease prevention, personal hygiene, and environmental sanitation. 

The event will also cover other humanitarian activities including presenting gifts, charitable houses, cows and medical insurance cards for the poor.

Right after the launching ceremony, eight groups of doctors and nurses fanned out to poor districts in Lang Son, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Lai Chau, Cao Bang, Son La and Phu Tho provinces and Ha Noi to treat patients and supply free medicines for poor people./.

By Kim Anh