Japan gives medical equipment as aid for Ninh Thuan hinh anh 1At the hand-over ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – The Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City on February 2 presented medical equipment to the reproductive health care centre of the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuan.

This is the second time the centre has received aid from the Japanese government.

Director of the obstetrics centre Huynh Thang Son said that in August 2015, the centre was granted a number of medical equipment under the Japanese Government’s non-refundable assistance programme, which helped to raise quality of health treatment for local people.

To date, the centre has provided medical checkups for about 30,000 women and children in Ninh Thuan and neighbouring localities. The equipment has also enabled the centre’s staff to measure bone density for more than 700 patients, as well as provide cancer screenings for around 400 women and handle 350 cases of abnormal pregnancy.-VNA