A doctor from the Chung-Ang University, the Republic of Korea, is providing health checkup to a local in Quang Ngai. (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – A group of 18 doctors from Chung-Ang University, the Republic of Korea, are providing free health checkups and medicines to people in the central province of Quang Ngai from October 15 – 19.

The event is being held by the heavy industry manufacturer Doosan Vina in Hanh Nhan and Hanh Dung communes of Nghia Hanh district and Binh Khuong, Binh Thanh and Binh Chanh commune of Binh Son district in the province. It is expected to be visited by about 2,350 locals, bringing the total number of people benefiting from the event over the past 10 years to 23,800.

The doctors provide medical examinations and free drugs to the locals who suffer from common diseases like joint diseases, high blood pressure or gastrointestinal disorder. Those with more serious illness will be advised to visit hospitals.

In addition, Chung-Ang University also presented the Quang Ngai Hospital for Children and Women with 1.3 billion VND (55,440 USD) worth of medical equipment.

Doosan Vina and Chung-Ang University have supported the local health sector over the past decade, said Nguyen Dinh Tuyen, Director of the Quang Ngai Hospital for Children and Women. “I highly appreciated the efforts of Doosan Vina and Chung-Ang University in social corporate responsibility projects in Quang Ngai, not only in the field of healthcare but also in education and housing,” he noted.

On October 15, the Ministry of Health and the provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to Doosan Vina and Chung-Ang University in recognition of their charitable health care programmes in Vietnam.

The two have so far donated over 1.4 million USD to implement health care projects in Vietnam. –VNA