|Dr McKay McKinnon of the Surgery SOS charity Organisation in Chicago offers free surgery to poor patients with tumours and hematomas that are difficult to treat. —VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Free examinations and treatments were provided to around 25 poor patients with tumours and hematomas on December 8 at HCM City University Medical Centre.
The exams, which are offered to patients who have conditions that require difficult surgery, have been provided by the centre’s doctors and Dr McKay McKinnon of the Surgery SOS charity organisation in Chicago since 2011.
The programme’s first patient was a man from Đà Lạt who had a 90 kilo tumour.
McKinnon said the programme offered Vietnamese doctors exposure to advanced technologies in surgery.
The funds for the programme are collected from Dr McKinnon and friends.
The Surgery SOS charity Organisation was set up to raise funds to help poor Vietnamese patients. —VNS