Hanoi’s health sector is carrying a campaign providing gratis medical checkups and treatment for the old and poor living across the capital city until the end of February 2015.

The campaign, an activity marking the 60th Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27), will include surgeries for elderly patients with cataract and children with cleft palate and heart diseases.

On the first day of the campaign, Duc Giang general hospital gave free medical checks up, treatment and medicine to 300 people at Thach Da commune, in Me Linh District.

A similar humanitarian campaign co-organised by the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) and the Ministry of Health, which aims at benefiting over one million poor people each year in Vietnam, has been underway since November.-VNA