Vietnamese, US doctors offer free surgery
March, 07/2016 - 11:33
HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese and US doctors are joining in a humanitarian orthopedic surgery programme in Ha Noi with a view to assisting less privileged children with deformities.
The programme is being carried out by one Vietnamese and four US doctors from March 5 to 19 at the Hong Ngoc General Hospital.
Doctors will offer check-ups and treatment plans for children with head, hand, arm and chest deformities or cleft lip and palate. Eligible patients will receive surgeries.
There are about 1.3 million children with deformities in Viet Nam, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Department of Child Care and Protection. — VNS