As many as 200 elderly patients in the central coastal provinces of Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan on March 23 underwent cataract surgeries under a charity programme.

The programme was carried out by Japan’s Dai-Ichi Life Insurance company in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients and the provincial Association for Disabled People and Orphans.

Besides, many visually impaired patients also received check-ups and treatment.

The programme, one of several charity activities that the Japanese firm is sponsoring, is now in its seventh year of operation. Dai-Ichi Life Insurance has contributed 120,000 USD to the plan, helping about 3,500 patients re-gain their eyesight.-VNA