Nearly 1,500 low-income people in the border area of southern Dong Thap province and the neighbouring Cambodian province of Prey Veng have benefited from free examinations and medicine given by the provincial Red Cross so far this year.

The beneficiaries in Dong Thap’s Hong Ngu district and township and Prey Veng’s Neak Luong town also received gifts and financial support from the charity in coordination with other international organisations.

During the Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February, the Red Cross worked with the Ho Chi Minh City Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients to provide eye exams for 87 patients in Tan Hong and Thap Muoi district.

Another 300 individuals in Thap Muoi’s My Quy commune also received examinations and medication offered by the Red Cross and the ACB Bank’s HCM City branch.

More than 250 expatriates in Neak Luong benefited from similar activities held by the Red Cross, the Dong Thap provincial General Hospital, and the Union of Friendship Organisations.

The Dong Thap Red Cross, founded in August 1975, currently has 144 subsidiary bodies at the communal level, more than 27,900 members, and 8,000 volunteers.-VNA