RoK NGO offers eye-care for Ha Giang poor residents

Wednesday, 2014-09-10 18:04:50
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RoK NGO offers eye-care for Ha Giang poor residents (Source: VNA)
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Nhan Dan/ VNA – Vision Care, a non-governmental organisation from the Republic of Korea (RoK), are providing eye-care services for disadvantaged patients and health insurance beneficiaries in the northernmost mountainous province of Ha Giang, one of the poorest localities in the country.

During the four-day programme launched on September 9, doctors from Vision Care and the Ha Giang Eye Hospital will provide check-ups and prescribe glasses and medication for more than 900 local residents, and conduct surgery on approximately 150 residents with cataracts.

The services provided will be covered by health insurance policies, but Vision Care are donating an additional VND300,000 to every disadvantaged patient kept in hospital for surgery.

The programme also provides an opportunity for doctors at the newly-established Ha Giang Eye Hospital to learn from their counterparts from RoK, thus improving their skills and techniques.