By Zhou Na, Guo Chen
BEIJING, August 29 (ChinaMil) -- The joint free medical examination by Chinese and Vietnamese militaries for people in border areas of the two countries themed “serving the military and people together to create a healthy future” officially concluded on the afternoon of August 28.
The seven-day free medical examination was the first such activity that the Chinese and Vietnamese armed forces have jointly conducted in border regions of China and Vietnam. The two military medical teams jointly provided medical services to the residents in Hoa Thuan township of Vietnam’s northern border province Cao Bang and Longzhou County in southwestern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. They also conducted academic seminars and cultural exchange activities.
During the free medical examination, the Chinese and Vietnamese militaries' medical teams provided outreach treatment, physical examination and specialist treatment services to more than 4,100 people in the border areas of China and Vietnam. The two teams also jointly sent a team of experts to villages to provide family health service and drug delivery service for 18 families in need.
Wang Shuqian, director of the Medical Management Office of the Health Bureau of the Logistic Support Department under China's Central Military Commission (CMC), said, “The joint free medical examination has enhanced mutual trust between Chinese and Vietnamese militaries, deepened the friendship between the two peoples, and provided more positive energy to promote the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership.”
“Through this activity, the Vietnamese medical team has gained a lot of valuable experience from the Chinese side. We hope that under the framework of the annual Vietnam-China border defense friendship exchange programme, the friendly activities of the two militaries will be further improved and be more rich in content, thus making positive contributions to promoting the unity and cooperation between the military and people of both countries,” said Nguyen Huu My, deputy director of the Military Medical Bureau of the General Logistics Department of the Vietnam’s People's Army (VPA).