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Nam Dinh children get ear check-ups

Update: March, 29/2014 - 09:04

NAM DINH (VNS)— Around 11,000 hearing-impaired children in the northern city of Nam Dinh received free health check-ups yesterday.

The activity was co-organised by the local children's hospital and the city's Department of Education and Training.

Doctor Nguyen Tuyet Xuong, head of the hospital's ear, nose and throat department, said Viet Nam had an average of 1.7 million newborns each year, 7,000 of whom are at risk of congenital deafness.

Viet Nam has more than 1 million hearing impaired people, including more than 400,000 children of school age. The country houses 70 schools or centres that cater for people with hearing problems.—VNS


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