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Phnom Penh (VNA) – Doctors and nurses from the Army Hospital 175 and the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital offered free eye check-ups, surgeries and medicines to Cambodian residents in Phnom Penh on October 6.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Defence Minister Tran Don said the Vietnam People’s Army will work closely with the Cambodian Royal Army to offer the best medical support those in need in the two countries, contributing to promoting the tradition of friendship between the two peoples.

Cambodian Secretary of State for Defence Meung Samphon asked the Vietnamese Defence Ministry to continue helping Preah Ket Mealea hospital open a high-tech eye department in its future six-storey building.

The two-day event is expected to benefit 300 poor people in Phnom Penh and adjacent provinces.

Each year, the Army Hospital 175 offers treatment to nearly 500 officers from the Cambodian Royal Army.-VNA