As many as 700 impoverished individuals, war veterans and orphans in two communes of the Phuc Tho district in Hanoi received free health check-ups thanks to a campaign from February 25-26.

The drive was jointly organized by the Labour Union of the Vietnam News Agency, the Vietnam Young Doctors’ Association, the Daham Voluntary Association of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Vietnam-Korea Friendship Association (VKFA).

Speaking at the campaign’s opening, Chairman of the VKFA Dang Hoang Can said bilateral ties between Vietnam and the RoK have strengthened across sectors, as have people-to-people exchange activities.

Cultural and social welfare activities of voluntary organizations have contributed significantly to the traditional friendship of the two nations, he added.

Secretary of Phuc Tho district’s Party Committee Ngo Duy Hieu said the programme reflects the close relationship between the people of Vietnam and the RoK.

The event is a regular activity of the Vietnam News Agency’s Labour Union to offer a helping hand to impoverished households and disadvantaged children.-VNA