Young physicians carry out voluntary work to serve communities’ health
A festival held on May 17th young physicians gathered voluntarily to start a campaign to give humanitarian healthcare to one million people in 63 provinces and cities across the country.
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During the festival which was held by the Ministry of Health, the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), the Vietnam Red Cross Central Committee and the Vietnamese Young Doctors' Association Central Committee and the physicians will provide free healthcare and medicine to people in remote and disadvantaged regions of the country while giving free eye surgery to the elderly.
Young physicians will disseminate the information on how to prevent cancer diseases. In particular, 100,000 people will receive free medical check-ups and medicine while eye surgery will be provided for 1,000 elderly people. In addition, first-aid methods will be disseminated for 5,000 teachers from 700 primary and pre-schools across the country. Under the festival, a program on washing hands with soap will be held in an attempt to prevent diseases for 50,000 children. Furthermore, young physicians will also encourage young people to donate blood, in an effort to collect 13,000 units of blood.
The program was first held in 2011. So far it has provided free eye surgeries for thousands of elderly people and other free medical services to hundreds and thousands of disadvantaged people across the country./.
( Compiled by VNF )