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Korean NGO offers eye-care in Ha Giang

Update: September, 11/2014 - 08:05
During the four-day programme, launched on Tuesday and ending this Friday, doctors from Vision Care and the Ha Giang Eye Hospital will provide check-ups, prescription glasses and medication to more than 900 local residents. — Photo ytehagiang.org.vn

HA GIANG (VNS) — Vision Care, a Republic of Korea (RoK) NGO, is currently providing eye-care services for disadvantaged patients and health insurance beneficiaries in the mountainous province of Ha Giang, one of the poorest localities in the country.

During the four-day programme, launched on Tuesday and ending this Friday, doctors from Vision Care and the Ha Giang Eye Hospital will provide check-ups, prescription glasses and medication to more than 900 local residents. They will also perform surgery on approximately 150 residents suffering from cataracts.

The provided services are being covered by health insurance policies. Vision Care is then donating an additional VND300,000 (US$14) to every disadvantaged patient who must stay in hospital for surgery.

The programme also looks long term by providing an opportunity for doctors at the newly-established eye hospital to learn from their RoK counterparts, thus improving their skills and techniques. — VNS

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