HANOI (Bernama) – The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) and Health Ministry will launch a campaign to provide free health check-ups and treatment to over one million poor people every year.
VRC chairman Nguyen Hai Duong said Thursday that the campaign targets people living in remote areas and border and island localities, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The campaign will be launched in Hanoi on Nov 2 with participation of some 2,000 volunteers and Red Cross Societies and health organisations in 17 cities and provinces.
Doctors will visit poor districts in Lang Son, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Phu Tho and Thanh Hoa in the northern and central provinces.
The campaign is part of a 2014-2017 health programme collaboration with the Vietnamese Young Doctors Association and Vietnamese People’s Army’s General Department of Politics.