A group of voluntary doctors from the Good Samaritan Medical Ministry offered free medical checkups and treatments to more than 3,000 poor patients in six districts and towns of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang from July 17-27.

The doctors, mostly Vietnamese residents in the US , gave operations to 90 patients who suffered from digestion, eye, aesthetic, obstetric, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

The programme, with a budget of more than 500,000 USD, bore all expenses for surgeries, bed and meals.

The group also transferred medical technologies to local doctors and gave modern equipment used in the programme to the province’s general hospital.

Good Samaritan Medical Ministry is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which holds summer missions in Vietnam.-VNA