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Health Care event marks Children's Day

Update: May, 24/2014 - 09:08

HCM CITY (VNS)  — Nearly 10,000 pre-school and primary school children are expected to attend a Kid's Health Care event on May 31 and June 1 as part of International Children's Day (June 1) activities.

In the city programme, whose motto is Safety for Children, the children will receive free health check-ups, eye and dental exams, vitamin A supplements, medicine and assorted gifts. They will also enjoy games as well as musical performances.

Parents will be given counseling on how to prevent dengue fever, hand, foot and mouth disease, measles, tuberculosis, obesity and malnutrition.

They will also learn about first aid for emergency measures and how to create a safe environment for children at home.

The event is organised by the HCM City Public Health Association in co-operation with the city's Department of Health and HCM Communist Youth Union. It will be held in District 1's September 23 Park.— VNS


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