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Charity medical programme begins in Quảng Ngãi

Update: October, 15/2018 - 17:00
A doctor from Chung Ang University (CAU)’s Hospital of the Republic of Korea gives free medical check-ups for local residents in Quảng Ngãi Province. More than 21,000 people in the province have received free medicine and health services following a 10-year medical programme by the University and Doosan Vina. — VNS Photo Cao Bá Lâm
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NGÃI — Chung Ang University (CAU)’s Hospital in collaboration with Doosan Vina Heavy Industry (DoosanVina) of the Republic of Korea donated medical equipment worth US$56,000 to Quảng Ngãi Pediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital at a ceremony on Monday.

The donation also marked the 10th anniversary of the charity medical service programme in which CAU and DoosanVina have co-operated in providing free examinations and medicine to local residents in the central province.

A volunteer medical team from CAU’s hospital and Doosan Vina also paid for medical check-ups and medicine for 2,300 poor people in Bình Sơn and Nghĩa Hành districts to mark the anniversary.

Also on the occasion, the Ministry of Health and the provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to representatives of the donors for their charity contributions to the community over the past 10 years.

Dr. Kim Seong Deok, president of Chung Ang University Hospital said: “The medical programme has provided free examinations and medicine to 21,000 residents in the central province; surgeries for 91 children with cleft palates, treatment for cataract patients and gynecological procedures; as well as 50 pieces of medical equipments worth more than $723,000 over the past decade.”

“We have helped train doctors and nurses from hospitals in the province with internship programmes of further medical treatment and skills, and technology transfer since 2016.”

Annually, Korean doctors from CAU’s hospital system joined a free programme to supply needed medicines, diagnoses and treatment for residents in rural and remote villages in the province.  

South Korean professors and students from Chung Ang University also participate in a Corporate Society Responsibility (CSR) programme for primary school students and children with disabilities every year. — VNS

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