16/04/2015 09:37 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Singapore make joint charitable medical effort

Vinh Phuc, April 15 (VNA) – The Vietnam Military Medicine Department has teamed up with its colleagues from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Medical Corps to offer free medical treatment and medicine for residents in Binh Xuyen district, northern Vinh Phuc province as from April 15.

A team of 32 military doctors and health experts from both nations will also provide locals with free eye examinations and glasses.

Around 600 local residents turned out on the first day of the 3-day event, which will run through April 17.

Additionally, both sides will exchange experience in their field alongside humanitarian aid, disaster rescue and peace keeping activities.

Director of the Vietnam Military Medicine Department Vu Quoc Binh said the event was intended to mark the 42nd anniversary of Vietnam-Singapore diplomatic ties.

Chief of SAF Medical Corps Kang Wee Lee hailed it as a proof of the successful cooperation between the two countries.
VNA/VNP