Free medical checks-up for residents following Rang Dong fire

People living around Rang Dong Light Source &Vacuum Flask JSC in Hanoi will get free medical examinations following the recent fire at the firm.

People living around Rang Dong Light Source &Vacuum Flask JSC in Hanoi will get free medical examinations following the recent fire at the firm.

Under the instruction of Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung, the municipal Department of Health has sent four groups of doctors who will come to medical stations in wards near the company to provide the medical check-ups for people living within a radius of 500m from the fences of the company’s burnt warehouse.

  People living around Rang Dong Light Source &Vacuum Flask JSC in Hanoi will get free medical examinations following the recent fire at the firm.

 


The report on the examination has been distributed to households in the list. People only need to bring the report along with them to the local medical station for free examinations.

The programme is carried out from 8 am to 9 pm every day, starting from Thursday evening.

Based on people’s symptoms, doctors will ask them to take blood or urine tests. In case of any problems, they will be taken to hospital for treatment.

On August 28, a fire broke out at the light bulb warehouse of the company in Thanh Xuan District. A third of the 6,000-square metre warehouse with more than four million light bulbs was destroyed in the five-hour blaze.

Losses were estimated at VND150 billion (USD6.4 million).

The fire has stirred concerns among residents over the risks of contamination caused by the fire. Two days after the incident, the city announced that the indicators of heavy metals such as mercury and lead monitored around the location of the fire were safe.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said the heavy rain on the two days of August 29 and 30 had helped curb air contamination. Dtinews

Mercury levels after Rang Dong fire deemed safe

Mercury levels after Rang Dong fire deemed safe

The level of mercury found in various samples collected in the vicinity of a destroyed light bulb factory in a densely-populated area of Hanoi has been deemed safe to human health, VN Environment Administration said yesterday.

 
 
 
 
 
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