10/09/2014 16:44 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

RoK NGO offers eye-care for Ha Giang poor residents

Ha Giang, September 10 (VNA) – Vision Care, a non-governmental organisation from the Republic of Korea (RoK), provided eye-care services for disadvantaged patients and health insurance beneficiaries in the northernmost mountainous province of Ha Giang, one of the poorest locality in the country.

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

The services provided were covered by health insurance policies, but Vision Care donated an additional 300,000 VND to every disadvantaged patient who had to be kept in hospital for surgery.

The programme also provided 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.