Flood victims in the central provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai are receiving more support from ministries, sectors, organisations and individuals across the country.

A medical team from Quang Nam province on November 26 worked with the disaster prevention centre of the local Red Cross society to provide free treatment and medicine for over 700 poor people in the locality.

The doctors also informed them of measures to prevent common diseases in the rainy season and deal with environmental sanitation.

Viettel’s branch in the province funded over 300 million VND (14,000 USD) to help local people with medicine and gifts.

Elsewhere in Quang Ngai province, PetroVietnam Insurance in collaboration with the provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on November 26 presented gifts worth 532 million VND (25,000 USD) to flood victims in the four districts of Son Tinh, Tu Nghia, Nghia Hanh and Son Ha, and Quang Ngai city.

The same day, representatives from the Thanh Nien (Young People) Newspaper donated 100 million VND (4,700 USD) to 16 households whose members died in the recent floods.

Additionally, a group of doctors from the Hospital 198 under the Ministry of Public Security provided free health check-ups and medicine for over 300 residents in Ba Dong commune, as well as presented gifts to poor and hardest-hit households, with a total cost of over 50 million VND (2,400 USD).

Storm Podul, the 15th of its kind ever hit Vietnam’s central region this year, and following floods have claimed at least 31 lives, left about 100,000 displaced and damaged 2,000 hectares of rice and other crops, according to the National Search and Rescue Committee.-VNA