Dak Lak’s young physicians volunteer for community health

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(VOVWORLD) - Youth Union volunteers and young volunteer doctors are helping people in Vietnams Central Highlands, particularly in remote and disadvantaged communes in Dak Lak province.  
Dak Lak’s young physicians volunteer for community health - ảnh 1Volunteer activities have inspired young doctors to contribute more to public healthcare.

After receiving medical examination and instructions, Y Juon Nie of Krong Buk district was guided to the pharmacy counter to receive free medicine.

Y Juon said that as soon as the delegation of volunteer doctors came to his locality, he decided to go in for a medical check-up and advice about his health. The volunteer doctors were very enthusiastic.

Y Juon was moved to say, Its good that the volunteers provide medical exams like this. We feel healthier, stronger, and more positive.”

Medical examinations and treatment for people in Pong Drang town are part of a volunteer program implemented by the provincial Young Physicians Association and the provincial Youth Union, involving 20 doctors and nurses.

500 people were given medical checkups and free medicine in a single morning. Patients with severe symptoms were referred to higher-level medical facilities. Doctor H Luoc Nie of the Krong Buk district medical center said she feels very glad and honored to be part of the program.

“It not only provides medical examinations and treatment for people but also helps doctors and nurses improve their professional skills,” said H Luoc Nie.

With 1,000 young doctors and nurses from the 16 branches, the Young Physicians Association of Dak Lak province has conducted multiple charity activities, including providing free medical examinations.

Association members have enthusiastically responded to programs like “Humanitarian journey for community health", "Voluntary spring for happy Lunar New Year with the poor", "Summer youth volunteers”, and "Youth Month".

Over the past 5 years, 120 medical examination and health consultation sessions have been organized. 86,000 people in remote and ethnic minority areas have received free medicine, at a cost of 175,000 USD.

The Association has worked with sponsors to present thousands of gifts of necessities and clothes to disadvantaged people, as well as hundreds of scholarships, school supplies, and bicycles to poor, orphaned, and ethnic students to help them get an education despite their difficult circumstances.

First aid training has been organized for thousands of teachers at preschools and primary schools as well as classes for adolescent students on reproductive health and disease prevention.

Y Le Pas Tor, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Youth Union, said the Young Physicians Association has worked with Union members to improve community social security.

“Young physicians have promoted community volunteerism and contributed to improving the health of people in difficult, remote, and border areas.”

Doctor Phan Thanh Trinh, Chairman of Dak Lak’s Young Physicians Association, said volunteer activities have inspired young doctors to contribute more to public healthcare.

The Young Physicians Association will continue encouraging its members to follow President Ho Chi Minh's teachings on community health. Each of us will engage our pioneering spirit in the locality where we live and strive to do more for social security,” said Trinh.

Volunteer trips to remote villages to provide medical exams and treatment allow young physicians in Dak Lak improve their professional skills and demonstrate their sense of responsibility for community health.