HCMC leaders visit health officials on Doctor’s Day

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang on February 22 visited and greeted professor and doctor Tran Dong A, former deputy director of Children’s Hospital 2 in HCMC on the occasion of Vietnam Doctor’s Day (on February 27).

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang (R) offers flowers to professor and doctor Tran Dong A on the occasion of Vietnam Doctor’s Day. (Photo: Sggp)

The doctor repeated two suggestions that he proposed in former days, investment in training specialty doctors and development of family doctors to reduce hospital overloads.

In an international conference, global health experts have listed Vietnam among countries with the highest antibiotic-resistant infections, professor Tran Dong A said.

He suggested the Government should modify its drug laws to limit the widespread purchase of antibiotics and instruct people to buy drugs with a doctor’s prescription.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang expressed his deep gratitude to Professor Tran Dong A’s ideas and hoped to receive more opinions from other veterans.

On the same day, former Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai visited health officials’ families, including relatives of late Hero of Labor, People's physician, Academician, Dr. Duong Quang Trung, on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of Vietnam Doctor's Day.

Mr. Le Thanh Hai expressed his sincere gratitude to the late kind-hearted doctor for his great contribution in the field of medicine. He wished the professor’s family good health and continues to follow good model of Dr. Trung to devote for the country.

He also offered incenses commemorating Vietnamese heroic mothers, Bui Thi Me who was a former Health Deputy Minister.

By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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