Another dispensary aided by "Aide au Vietnam" (AAV) - Visiting the House "HOP AN" 09 september 2018 - Steve Wagner
This dispensary is located in Go Vap district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a district with a population greater than the country of Luxembourg. It is operated by Hop An parish and is open to all poor and very poor people, regardless of their beliefs. Opening hours are on Sunday mornings only, as all medical staff works in normal public hospitals during the week and puts in their volunteer work for the dispensary on Sunday mornings.
All doctors, pharmacists and helpers are very devoted to their charity work. General medicine is offered, as well as traditional Asian medicine, physiotherapy, massages and acupuncture. The dispensary also boasts a section for dental surgery, as shown in the pictures. Although it all looks very clean and modern, all the equipment is secondhand, some of it needing replacement.
in 2018, AAV has helped Hop An dispensary with 5.000 Euros for medication and 400 Euros for medical equipment (la traduction de ce texte suivra en français prochainement).
Photos : AAV/Steve Wagner