Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien, Director of Department of Military Medicine, speaking at the event

According to the organizing panel, the program takes place from December 5-12. The two countries’ medical staff will offer free medical examinations, health counseling, and medicines for nearly 3,000 Vietnamese and Lao people who are living along the shared borderline.

The program is part of practical activities in response to the first Vietnam-Laos border defense friendship exchange.

It is seen as a chance for the Vietnamese and Lao armed forces to show their gratitude to local authorities and people for their support in the struggles for national liberation and in the process of building a shared borderline of peace and friendship.

Through joint medical examinations and treatment, Vietnamese and Lao medical personnel will exchange and share experience in medical profession and military medical organization, especially amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnamese medical personnel providing medical examinations and health counseling for the people in Densavan village, Seponh district, Savannakhet province

After the launching ceremony, the two sides’ medical forces provided free medical check-ups, health counseling, and medicines to more than 500 people from Lao different ethnic tribes. Most of them were children and the elderly.

Apart from providing medical advice concerning diseases of bones, joints, muscles, high blood pressure, malnutrition, the medical staff also equipped females with knowledge related to reproductive health and instructed them how to prevent and treat these diseases.

As scheduled, the two nations’ armed forces will carry out free medical examinations for Vietnamese people in Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province.

Border people in Seponh district receiving gifts from the Vietnamese delegation

At the event, the Department of Military Medicine under the Vietnamese General Department of Logistics presented gifts to local people in Densavan village, Seponh district, Savannakhet district, Laos.

Translated by Quynh Oanh