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Khmer get free health checks in Tra Vinh

Update: January, 12/2015 - 08:48
Nearly 500 low-income Khmer people from Tra Cu District's An Quang Huu Commune in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh received free health check-ups and medicine on Saturday. — Photo camd

TRA VINH ( VNS) – Nearly 500 low-income Khmer people from Tra Cu District's An Quang Huu Commune in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh received free health check-ups and medicine on Saturday.

They were also given tips for preventing common diseases through the project, organised by the Viet Nam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) and the Ho Chi Minh Institute of Hygiene and Public Health.

According to VBSP Deputy General Director Vo Minh Hiep, the two-day project covered Tra Vinh and Soc Trang provinces and cost VND500 million (US$23,500).

Over the past 10 years, the bank has raised nearly VND70 billion ($3.29 million) from its staff for social welfare programmes nationwide, easing difficulties for the poor and those from ethnic minority groups, Hiep said. — VNS

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