Free health checks and consultations given to AO victims (Photo: baodongnai)

The organizing board of the program, consisting of the Vietnam Association of Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims (VAVA), the VNVC vaccination chain, Dong Nai General Hospital, and VAVA’s Dong Nai chapter, said it will consider supporting those who need treatment.

Trinh Van Phuong, a 70-year-old victim from Bien Hoa city, was delighted to receive the free check-up as he cannot afford regular health examination.

According to Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Vice President of the VAVA Central Committee, the majority of victims face economic difficulties and need assistance and care.

The provision of free check-ups is part of the Party and State’s efforts to ease the difficulties and pain the victims suffer.

Figures from the provincial Department of Health show the province is home to more than 14,000 victims of AO/dioxin. All have enjoyed support from the State and care from society.

Source: VNA