More than 6,000 young doctors partook in a volunteer event for community health in 63 cities and provinces across Vietnam on May 17.

They offered free health check-ups and medicines to 100,000 people, provided free eye surgeries for 1,000 elderly people and trained 5,000 teachers in first aid at 700 kindergartens and primary schools in rural and far-flung areas.

During the day, 13,000 units of blood were collected and 50,000 children participated in hand washing with soap activities.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Young Doctors’ Association commended 10 outstanding young doctors and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union presented its most notable insignia “For Young Generations” to leaders of the Health Ministry.

Young Doctors’ Day aimed to raise awareness of improving community health and strengthening unity and coordination among young doctors in community activities.-VNA