Eighty poor patients with facial deformities, who are ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong , received free-of-charge operations during a humanitarian programme from June 21-24.

The programme, jointly held by the Dak Nong General Hospital, Operation Smile Vietnam (OSV) and the Ho Chi Minh City Odonto-Maxillo-Facial Hospital, costs nearly 400 million VND (21,000 USD) funded by Sika Vietnam Co. Ltd, which is operating in construction and industry.

Apart from receiving health checks-up and surgeries, patients were also provided with travel and living costs during their stays at the hospital./.