The Sponsorship Association for Poor Patients provided free heart disease check-ups for disadvantaged children and uterine cancer screening tests for poor women in Quang Binh province on August 25.

The tests gave those poor people a chance to receive accurate diagnoses without the hassle or expenditure of going to central-level hospitals.

Those found to have serious symptoms will be offered free operations.

The activity, jointly conducted by the Da Nang General Hospital, Vina Capital Foundation and the provincial Centre for Reproductive Health Care, has been implemented by the province’s Sponsorship Association for 10 years.

Over the last decade, they have mobilised more than 14 billion VND to conduct cataract surgeries for 3,000 patients and support 200 heart disease patients.

As many as 500 wheelchairs was also provided for disabled people in the province.-VNA