More than 200 poor people with various deformities in the central province of Quang Tri on March 10 received free health check-ups by a team of doctors from Da Nang Orthopaedics Hospital, US’s Florida State and Germany’s DEVIEMED organisation.

Among them are also children with cleft lip and palate who will be performed free of charge at Da Nang Orthopaedics Hospital.

Those suffering problems related to bones, joints, articulation or tendon will have their operation fees reduced by half.

Ho Thi Lien, whose four-month daughter has cleft lip, said this is a valuable chance for her child to regain her smile as she cannot afford a surgery.

Quang Tri is one of the localities hit hard during the wars against the French and US troops, with many locals exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxin.-VNA