Hanoi: Free check-ups offered to the elderly in Son Tay town hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Free medical check-ups and medicines will be provided for 14,000 old people in Son Tay town, Hanoi from May 11-20.

The health checks are conducted by doctors from Son Tay medical centre, Son Tay General Hospital, Ha Dong Eye Hospital, Ha Dong General Hospital and Duc Giang General Hospital.

Along with receiving examinations on hypertension, diabetes and cataract, 1,300 old people in Xuan Son and Vien Son communes received consultancy from doctors on May 12-13.

Dr. Nguyen Khac Hien, Director of the municipal Department of Health, spoke highly of the efforts made by the doctors while asking them to instruct patients with chronic diseases to have further check-ups at Son Tay General Hospital on Sundays and Saturdays.-VNA