Poor people in Ba Trinh commune in Ke Sach district of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang receive free medical checkups and medicines (Photo: VNA)

Soc Trang (VNA) - More than 300 poor people and policy beneficiaries in Ba Trinh commune in Ke Sach district of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang received free medical checkups and medicines on January 18.

At the event held by the provincial military-civil hospital and the district’s Fatherland Front, local residents were also provided with counselling on the ways to prevent and treat various diseases such as rheumatism, cardiovascular and eyes diseases.

On this occasion, over 300 gift packages worth more than 60 million VND (about 2,640 USD) were presented to policy beneficiaries and poor families.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Doctor Huynh Huu Tri, director of the Soc Trang-based military-civil hospital, said that since the beginning of 2017, the hospital has provided free checkups and medicines for more than 2,000 poor people and policy beneficiaries with a total budget of over 300 million VND (13,200 USD), aiming to improve public health and raise people’s living standards.-VNA