Three fisheries trade unions in central region will be given medicine-chests and first-aid kits to fisheries trade unions in the central region as part of the programme supporting fishermen launched by the Ministry of Health in late May.

During her visit to Da Nang city and Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces from July 24-27, Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will present 545 medicine chests along with first aid kids to the three trade unions in the localities.

Fishermen in the localities will be provided with first aid skills to deal with injuries from accidents at sea.

In an effort to realise the Government’s target that all workers on ships and maritime economics-science-service complexes will be provided with knowledge on health protection by 2020, the programme has called on individuals and organisations to join hands in equipping fishing boats with essential medicine and tools.

Through the programme, 300 medical chests and first aid kits were given to fishermen in Ly Son island district, in central Quang Ngai province.-VNA