City offers free checkups for 5,000 female workers
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Under a healthcare program kicked off yesterday, about 5,000 female factory workers in Ho Chi Minh City will be given free medical checkups and medicines from now until end of May.
Workers of Nissei Electric Vietnam in the Linh Trung 1 Export Processing Zone in Thu Duc District, HCMC Photo: Tuoi Tre
The program “Giving healthcare to female workers”, jointly organized by the city Health Department and the Labor Federation, was kicked off yesterday in a ceremony in Linh Trung 1 Export Processing Zone, Thu Duc District.
Besides the zone, the program is also intended for woman workers in Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone and Tan Tao, Tan Binh, and Tay Bac Cu Chi Industrial Parks, said Nguyen Van Khai, deputy chairman of the Labor Federation.
According to the program, which will cost about VND700 million (US$33,700), workers will be given general check-up, cancer screening tests, gynecological examination, and some other medical checks.
Workers who catch slight health problems will be given free medicines of up to VND150,000 (US$7.2) per worker.
Those who suffer serious illness will be sent to hospitals in HCMC for treatment.