Needy people in Ha Tinh receive free health check-ups. (Source: baohatinh)

Nearly 1,000 disadvantaged people in the central province of Ha Tinh received free health consultations, check-ups and medicine on October 11.

The event was held as part of Joining Hands for Community Health, a humanitarian programme calling for efforts to care for needy people across the country from September 1 to November 30.

The beneficiaries came from four communes: Vuong Loc, Thanh Loc, Thien Loc and Yen Loc in Can Loc District.

The event organisers also presented gifts to 10 disadvantaged people in the district of 300,000 VND (13.30 USD) each.

Ha Tinh is among the 11 provinces implementing the programme: Bac Giang, Yen Bai, Ha Nam, Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri, Kon Tum, Ninh Thuan, Dong Nai, Ben Tre and Ca Mau.-VNA