Ninety local clinics in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have been upgraded under a project to improve initial health care in remote areas.

Beginning in 2011, the project has a total budget of 13 million USD, half of which came from non-refundable aid of Atlantic Philanthropies Vietnam (AP) and the remaining from the provincial budget.

In addition to building new facilities, the project also buys modern equipment for target clinics with the aim of providing better health care for people in disadvantaged areas, particularly ethnic minorities.

According to the provincial Health Department, a total of 158 clinics in Dak Lak will be upgraded by the end of 2014.-VNA