Vedan annual charity programme provides free health checks to poor

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 18:28

Hundreds of disadvantaged people in Dong Nai Province benefit from a free healthcare programme by Vedan. — Photo Courtesy Vedan Vietnam

Hundreds of disadvantaged people living in remote areas in the southern province of Dong Nai received free health checks under an annual charity programme by Vedan Vietnam.

Chung tay vi Suc khoe cong dong’ was held from August 7 to 9 in Dinh Quan, Tan Phu and Cam My districts, with the medical expertise being provided by Vinh Dan General Hospital of Taiwan.

Locals got a thorough examination and advice on how to prevent common ailments such as osteoarthritis and respiratory and digestive problems.

With the support of the Dong Nai People's Committee and local authorities, the charity programme has been organised an annually by Vedan since 2012.

Since its inception the company has spent more than VND16 billion (US$702,000) on it, providing free medical checks and medicines to more than 16,000 people in remote areas.

Besides, it also builds charity houses for people who have served the nation or are poor, gives scholarships to disadvantaged students and funds surgeries for children with congenital heart conditions. — VNS

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