More than 2,500 poor people in the two central provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai are receiving free healthcare and medicine from a charity programme run by the Korean Doosan Vina Inc. and the Hospital of Chung Ang University.

Accordingly, their fifth charity programme provides 133,200 USD to check the health of 1,500 elderly people and children in Quang Ngai province and about 1,000 poor people in Quang Nam province.

Within the programme’s framework, 13 children with cleft lips will receive free surgery.

Two children with congenital heart disease will later be transferred to the Hospital of Chung Ang University in the Republic of Korea for surgery.

On the first day of the five-day programme, nearly 600 patients were seen to and received medicine, said Dr. Lee Chee Song, the head of the charity group.

Since the programme was launched in 2009, nearly 12,000 people in these two localities have been given health check-ups, and 60 children suffering from cleft lips, 19 cataract patients and two children with heart disease have been operated on. To date, the programme has received a total of 1.88 million USD.-VNA