Korean doctors provide free surgery for disabled children

(VOV) -Thirty-eight children with harelips and cleft palates in the central region have received free surgery provided by doctors from Hue Medicine and Pharmaceutical University and Chonbuk National University of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Professor Shin Hyo-Keun, vice rector of Chonbuk National University, said that during the visit to Vietnam from July 14 to 21, Korean doctors provided medical checks-up for 61 child patients, and 38 of them received free-of-charge operations.

Chunbok National University has effectively cooperated with Hue University to train students and grant scholarships to outstanding graduates, to pursue their master and doctorate degrees in the RoK, he said.

This is the eighth visit to Vietnam by Chonbuk National University doctors, who have actively taken part in charity programmes in Hue city and other central localities  to give a helping hand to children with facial deformities.

So far, Chonbuk National University has offered treatment to 284 local patients, and free surgeries to215 harelip and cleft palate children (worth US$150 each).