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Medical team to treat poor in Laos

Update: August, 06/2012 - 10:34

DONG NAI — A team of 30 doctors and nurses from southern Dong Nai province departed yesterday to provide free medical check-ups and treatment to poor people in Laos' Champas-sak province.

The team will present VND200 million (US$9,600) to Champassak province's fund for the poor.

During the week-long working trip, the doctors and nurses will treat between 3,000-5,000 Laotians, according to Pham Van Dung, head of the team and director of Thong Nhat General Hospital in the province.

In addition to medical check-ups and treatment, they will provide consultations for Champassak on mobilising social investment in the health sector.

The province first sent 14 doctors and medical staff to the province in August 2011 for charity purposes, offering free medical treatment to about 1,500 residents and medicine to 2,000 at the time. — VNS

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