Vietnamese PM congratulates surgeons of first lung transplant

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday sent a congratulation letter to the Hanoi-based Army Institute for the first successful living-donor lung transplant.

In his letter, the PM wrote that he was delighted at the success of the transplantation marking the country’s great progress in medicine field. Along with successful kidney, liver and heart transplants, the living-donor lung transplant contributed to raise the achievements of Vietnam's health sector and win patients’ trust.

The operation has featured the Vietnamese military tradition and the health sector on the occasion of Doctors’ Day, said PM in congratulatory letter.

The PM highly appreciated the achievement of the surgeon team of the Army Institute expecting that they will continue getting more success in organ transplant and taking care of people’s health condition.

PM Phuc congratulated seven year old Ly Chuong Binh and his family and sent special thank-you to Japanese experts who have helped their counterparts of the Army Institute conduct the transplant.

Vietnam’s leader sent his best wishes to all medical workers in the country on the Doctors’ Day.

By Phan Thao - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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