• Short Summary

    South Vietnam has launched a campaign to improve health facilities in the country districts. Much?

  • Description

    South Vietnam has launched a campaign to improve health facilities in the country districts. Much of the project will involve people who suffered during the war.

    On Saturday (17 February) in Saigon, 2,000 nurses paraded before setting out on their missions of mercy. The Minister of Health, Dr. Tran Minh Tung, presented a flag to the nurses before their parade, which included a drive-past of the dozens of vehicles which will be used in the campaign.

    SYNOPSIS: The South Vietnamese national anthem is played and a parade of two thousand people stands to attention. But its a parade with a difference. The people on parade are all nurses and medical workers. The scene in Saigon on Saturday was the launching of a new government campaign to improve health in the countryside.

    The two thousand nurses were parading before setting off on their missions of mercy. The Health Minister, Dr. Tran Minh Tung, presented them with a banner at the; start of the procession.

    Top officials were at the ceremony. The new campaign is intended to raise health standards generally in the country areas. But it's also especially aimed at helping the people who suffered badly during the long years of war. Often the diseases that have ravaged villages in the aftermath of battles have proved as deadly as the bombs and bullets.

    A fleet of specially-equipped vehicles was driven in the parade. They'll help in the vital task of restoring health to a shattered land.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CFZTX7J7WSWLS3HD1JMABFC6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CFZTX7J7WSWLS3HD1JMABFC6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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