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1970 Medical Aid to Vietnam
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1970 Medical Aid to Vietnam

During the Vietnam War, TVGH offered aid to Vietnam as requested by the government. Chao Chu-yu (趙聚鈺), commissioner of the Veterans Affairs Council, asked former superintendent Tsou Chi-hsun (鄒濟勳) to organize a medical team to assist a hospital for injured children in Saigon (present-day Ho Chi Minh City). Attending physicians of orthopedics Shi Tien-yueh (施天岳), Hung Wen-tung (洪文棟) and Luo Hui-hsi (羅惠熙) and other supporting members thus took turn going to Vietnam every six months to care for more than 200 beds of patients there. They also served as medical consultants for Taiwanese officers stationing in Vietnam, and helped out local Chinese hospitals. The team only retrieved in April 1975 from wartime Vietnam. 

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