Medical staff members of the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton from the US state of California provided free exams and medicine to the poor in the central province of Binh Dinh from February 4-9.

The US team included 19 volunteers, including nine specialists in paediatrics, ophthalmology, gynaecology, and general practice.

They examined and administered medication to about 2,500 people in Nhon Tho, Nhon Tan, Nhon Hoa, An Huu, and Tam Quan Nam communes.

Nguyen Huu Thanh from the Binh Dinh Red Cross said this is the first time foreign doctors have provided charity exams in the province. The visiting medical staff expressed their willingness to make similar working visits to Vietnam in the future.-VNA