A group of American volunteer doctors carried out medical examinations on 3,500 poor people during their 11-day stay in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.

The doctors, who come from the Good Samaritan Medical organisation, also helped build three classrooms, presented gift to the poor and medical equipment to the province, worth a total 11 billion VND (504,000 USD).

This is the sixth time a group of doctor from the Good Samaritan Medical has offered medical examinations to the poor in Cao Bang.

This year, beneficiaries were examined for all kind of medical problems from tooth, jaws and face to cardio illnesses.

The doctors also carried out surgeries on 52 patients having problems of eyes, lips, or tumours and provided training classes for local medical staff.

The organisation has completed a three-year training course for 26 local doctors and plans to send two teachers to the province to give English lessons to Cao Bang medical workers.

Good Samaritan Medical was established in the United States in 1999 by American Vietnamese, who called for donations to organise trips to Vietnam to give free medical examinations to the poor.-VNA