About 800 poor fishermen in the central province of Quang Ngai on July 30 were provided with free check-ups and medicine.

The charity event was organised by the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC), its Quang Ngai chapter and the Hanoi Beer Commercial Joint Stock Company, in response to the programme “joining hands for national sea and islands”.

On this occasion, medicine and first-aid kits were also presented to 100 offshore fishermen in Ly Son island district so that they can deal with injuries from accidents at sea. Meanwhile, six fishermen captured by China in early July were given financial assistance worth 25 million VND (1,175 USD) in total.

Deputy head of the VRC-Quang Ngai chapter Le Thi Anh Thu said she hopes that this kind of activity will be carried out in other districts.-VNA