A campaign was launched in Hanoi on August 3 to call for joint efforts in caring old people’s health.

The event was co-organised by the Central Committees of the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Vietnamese Young Doctors’ Association in collaboration with Nhat Nhat Pharmacy Co., Ltd.

The two-month campaign will provide free health check-ups, medicine and gifts for the older and retired people in 63 cities and provinces nationwide, especially those in difficulties.

Apart from free eye operations and examinations, a broad range of activities will be organised to encourage people to donate organ and cornea while raising public awareness of health care for the elderly.

About 3,000 young doctors and 5,000 volunteers will participate in the event, which is expected to benefit about 32,500 old people.

At the launching ceremony, the organisation board presented gifts to 50 old people in difficult circumstances.

On this occasion, ten clubs of young doctors in Hanoi were also introduced to the public.-VNA