One thousand people in Mu Cang Chai district in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai were provided with free check-ups and medicine at a community health festival held from November 30 to December 1.

The festival formed part of a pilot project sending young volunteer doctors to mountainous, remote and border areas.

The situation of the health sector and the demand for health workers in the mountainous region were also reviewed during the two-day event.

Jointly held by the Vietnam Youth Federation, the Vietnamese Young Doctors’ Association and the provincial People’s Committee, the event aimed to ensure social welfare and improve people’s health.-VNA