Vientiane Times – October 2, 2008

Oudomxay residents receive free medical checks

Doctors from the Eye Unit of Oudomxay Provincial Hospital say a mobile health care project is essential in improving the health of rural people who do not have access to hospital services.

Dr Phetsamone Indara from the unit said hospital staff and the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation of the Vientiane Health Department provided free medical check-ups for more than 3,000 people in relation to dental, ear, nose, throat and eye problems in the four districts of Pakbaeng, Houn, Baeng and La between September 14 and 21.

The medical teams found many people needed medical treatment. Many cannot access medical services because they are too poor or they live in isolated areas.

By Vientiane Times