By Bounfaeng Phaymanivong
August 20, 2012
A group of five health specialists from China provided a free health check up and treatment for residents in Vientiane from August 16-18 at the Chinese Foundation in Vientiane.
“In the last five years, there was a group of Chinese health volunteers who came to Vientiane as well as other provinces in Laos,” President of the Vientiane-based Chinese Foundation, Mr Sengyong Bolivong informed Vientiane Times on Friday.
He said this group of Chinese specialists came to Laos at the request of Chinese and Lao-Chinese residents who live in Vientiane. Mr Sengyong said that the request for free health check ups and treatment was made through the Chinese Embassy to Laos.
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand Chinese because we have interpreters for communicating with the specialists,” he said.
The treatments included acupuncture, meridian lines and pressure points, and bone structure as well as healthcare suggestions for patients.
“Not only Chinese or Lao-Chinese residents, but the general public can come to have their health checked with no payment. Patients will be given Chinese herbal medicines during treatment,” Mr Sengyong explained.
Around 300 patients came to receive free treatment from 8:30am- 11:30 am and 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Chinese Foundation in Dongpalaeb village of Chanthabouly district, Vientiane.
After treating the residents of Vientiane, the Chinese professionals will head to Pakxe district in Champassak province, to provide similar healthcare services to local people there.
“I’d like to urge everyone to use the free healthcare service from these Chinese specialists while the service is available,” he said.
Honourary President of the Lao-Chinese Association, Mr Tia Limsakoun said it was the only chance that people had to receive free treatment, health check ups and direct suggestions about healthcare from Chinese doctors.
“Those people who have health problems with their bone structure, pressure points, heart and other conditions can come to receive treatment and advice,” he said.