HCMC leaders greet senior doctors on Vietnam Doctor’s Day

Leaders from various departments in Ho Chi Minh City called on many senior doctors and medical administrators in the city yesterday, to wish then for Vietnam Doctor’s Day, held every year on February 27.

Hua Ngoc Thuan visits Professor Tran Van Ky for the forthcoming National Physician Day on February 27 ( Photo: NLD)

A delegation from the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and the Department of Health led by Nguyen Van Dua, Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee congratulated Dr. Nguyen Duy Cuong, former Deputy Minister of Health; Dr. Duong Quang Trung , former Director of the Department of Health in HCMC and Pharmacist Truong Vinh, former Deputy Director of the Department of Health.

Meanwhile, another team led by Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee visited and greeted Professor Nguyen Thien Thanh, former Director of Thong Nhat Hospital; Dr. Phan Kim Phuong, Director of the Heart Institute in HCMC; and Professor Truong Thin, former President of the Institute of Traditional Medicine, on behalf of HCMC leaders.

Elsewhere in town, Hua Ngoc Thuan, Deputy Chairman of the Municipal People's Committee, dropped by to laud senior medical workers who have contributed greatly to the health sector.  The delegation called on People’s Doctor Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, former Director of Children Hospital No.1 in HCMC.

Thuan wished her good health, expressing appreciation at the many   contributions made by her in the healthcare sector for children in the city. Despite her old age, Dr. Ngoc Anh has conducted programmes to   help the homeless and HIV infected people.

Thuan’s team also visited Professor Tran Van Ky, former Deputy Director of the City Institute of Traditional Medicine. Professor Ky has contributed much to the development of traditional medicine in the country. At the age of 83, Professor Ky is compiling a traditional medicine dictionary in Chinese-Vietnamese-English languages.

On behalf of HCMC leaders, Thuan wished Professor Ky good health and thanked him for his valuable contribution to the medical sector.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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