Medical officers of Vietnam and China are joining a medical examination for people in border areas of the two countries, as part of the fifth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange programme (Photo: www.qdnd.vn)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Medical officers of Vietnam and China are joining a medical examination for people in border areas of the two countries, as part of the fifth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange programme.

The first round of examination is underway in Hoa Thuan township of Vietnam’s northern border province of Cao Bang until August 24, while the second one in Longzhou County in China’s Guangzi Zhuang Autonomous Region is slated for August 26-28.

The programme is organised by the Army Medical Department under the General Department of Logistics of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry of Defence, along with the Health Department under the Logistic Support Department of the Central Military Commission of China, and local authorities.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Colonel Nguyen Xuan Kien, head of the Vietnamese Army Medical Department, stressed that the activity aims to disseminate health care knowledge as well as provide medical examination and treatment for people living in border regions of Vietnam and China.

It also offers chances for medical officers of the two countries to share experience, improve their skills and enhance friendship.

Participants will be able to understand more about the traditional cultures of the two nations and lifestyle of ethnic groups living in border areas in particular, Kien added.

For his part, Major General Ji Jianhua, deputy head of the Chinese Health Department, said the joint activity is the first to realise the two countries’ medical logistics cooperation outside their border.-VNA