Over 1,200 people with disabilities to be granted artificial limbs

Tuesday, 2018-05-08 03:08:41
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Medical staff offer free medical examination for local people in the northern province of Yen Bai. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – As many as 1,200 people with disabilities will be offered free screenings in order to grant artificial limbs during the 9th Young Doctors' Festival 2018, announced the organisers.

At a press brief on Monday to introduce the agenda for the festival, the Organising Committee said that, as part of the programme, people with disabilities will be presented with artificial limbs.

The festival, themed “Young voluntary doctors for public healthcare,” will take place from May 12 to 19 across the country, with the key event to be held in Tay Son district, Binh Dinh province on May 19.

This year’s festival, co-hosted by the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Association of Vietnam’s Young Doctors, has attracted the participation of over 6,000 young physicians to offer free medical examinations and distribute drugs for 100,000 people.

Free eye surgeries will also be provided to 500 elderly people, while first aid training will be granted to 5,000 teachers from 700 pre and primary schools nationwide.

The festival also targets mobilising young people to donate 13,000 units of blood and guiding 50,000 children to participate in a festival featuring hand washing with soap to prevent diseases.

Within the framework of the festival, localities across the nation will launch counselling centres to promote organ donations among the community, as well as implementing counselling on non-communicable diseases.