On 05/11/2017, Lawrence S. Ting Foundation in collaboration with Phu Hung Life Insurance Company (Phu Hung Life) and Tan Thuan Export Processing Polyclinic organized free medical checkups at Tan Thanh Binh Polyclinic in Ben Tre Province.
Through this activity, nearly 400 local people in disadvantaged households received free medical examination including measuring blood pressure; checking for diseases related to the eyes as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, urinary systems. Moreover, also testing for tropical infectious diseases. In addition, doctors prescribed and gave consultations about patient’s illnesses and how to better take care of their health. Also, the Phu Hung Life Insurance Company also presented gifts to the residents.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim (64 years old), one of the recipients shared: “I usually feel tired and sometimes get a headache but I cannot afford cost of a medical check-up. When hearing that the doctors from Ho Chi Minh City would come here and provide a free medical examination, I asked my grandchild to take me to the polyclinic. We left home at 5:30 am this morning. Even though the check-up was free, the service was very good. There were enough medical supplies and equipment. The doctors were very enthusiastic. After my checkup, I was also provided with medicine and even some gifts. I am in a difficult circumstance and with the support from all of you, it really exceeded my expectations.”
Previously, our foundation in collaboration with the Tan Thuan Export Processing Polyclinic organized outreach services in Ca Mau and Hau Giang Province. This has helped those facing difficult circumstances reduce their medical examination and treatment expenses. More so, people in these remote areas are now able to access more quality healthcare services.
For us, it is not only a public healthcare activity but also very meaningful when we are able to directly provide free medical checkups to disadvantaged people. We are together to improve the quality of life in rural areas. I hope that we can join hands with the Phu Hung Life Insurance Company and Lawrence S. Ting Foundation even more so in the future.
- Doctor Nguyen Duc Lu from Tan Thuan Export Processing Polyclinic -