Vietnam Red Cross Society in coordination with the healthcare sector of the Hai Lang district in the central province of Quang Tri conducted environmental sanitation and offered free health check to more than 500 locals in Hai An commune on October 12.

The activity was among efforts to prevent disease outbreaks, especially pink–eye disease and diarrhea, from spreading in the locality after the recent devastating Wutip storm.

A team of 12 health staff from Hai Lang General Hospital was sent to the locality and delivered free medicine worth 60 million VND.

The team also sprayed insecticides to kill mosquitoes and larvae, while collecting rubbish and cleaning sewages.

Earlier on October 11, the Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) presented one billion VND in cash and 10,000 notebooks to families and schools in Quang Tri that were suffered from the storm.

The bank earlier offered five tonnes of instant noodle worth 170 million VND to the locals.

The General Department 2 under the Ministry of Defence also raised 20 million VND to help hard-hit families in Quang Tri.

In Quang Binh, BIDV in conjunction with the provincial Border Guard Command presented nearly 6 billion VND to Quang Binh People’s Committee.

The bank also considered the reduction of interest rates and risk handling for customers that seriously hit by the storm.

In a bid to assist people in central region, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang also offered 200 million VND to Quang Binh, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces to help the localities overcome the disaster consequences.-VNA