A medical team from the US-based Vets With A Mission (VWAM) has provided free check-ups and medicines and donated 28 wheelchairs for poverty-stricken locals in A Luoi district, central Thua Thien-Hue province.

From March 31-April 3, the team also examined and distributed medicines to patients in Quang Dien district and Huong Tra town, including those living in difficulty and suffering from diseases related to cardiovascular issues, bones, paediatrics and ophthalmology.

Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations of Thua Thien-Hue Province Le Van Anh said that over the past 20 years, the VWAM has provided financial assistance to the construction of some dispensaries and numerous victims affected by natural disasters in the province and surrounding localities.

The US organisation also granted 24,000 USD of aid to build additional facilities and offer equipment to the Hong Ha commune medical station in mountainous A Luoi district.-VNA