Overseas Vietnamese doctors in Cambodia help poor locals
Phnom Penh, May 14 (VNA) – Over 1,000 Cambodian poor people in Kep province and Vietnamese expats living in the coastal locality were given free check-ups and medicines during a charitable programme on May 12. The event was organised by overseas Vietnamese doctors working in Chak Angre hospital in the Cambodian province, in coordination with doctors from the provincial hospital and a hospital of the Royal Cambodian Army. Director of Chak Angre hospital Le Ba Hung said the charitable activity was funded by Vietnamese enterprises, Overseas Vietnamese firms operating in Cambodia and the hospital. In his speech at the opening ceremony of the event, Governor of Kep province Ken Sotha highlighted the significance of the activity, especially at a time when the local health sector is meeting with difficulties. It also shows friendship and mutual support between the two countries’ people, he said. The people were provided with services such as blood tests, ultrasound examination, electrocardiogram, general examination. They also received medicines and advice on how to prevent diseases. Those with difficult circumstances, who can’t afford intensive treatment, will have their treatment funded by donors. In recent years, many delegations of Vietnamese and overseas Vietnamese volunteer doctors, enterprises and donors have provided free medical examination and medicines for disadvantaged Cambodians and OVs living in Cambodia, contributing to enhancing the friendship between the two countries and their people in particular./.