Viet Nam organisation of the five-day Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange in Da Nang has been praised by Rear Admiral Colin Chinn, Command Surgeon, US Pacific Command.
Chinn, who was speaking at the closing ceremony of the exchange yesterday, said he was actually impressed with the preparations by Viet Nam's Military Medical Department.
He said the function, which was attended by nearly 500 deputies from 23 countries and organis-ations, professionally showed off the development of the Vietnamese military medical force
Major General Vu Quoc Binh, head of Viet Nam's Military Medical Department, said the health exchange was a great opportunity for participants to share experiences in modern medicine, treatment and health-care for soldiers.
"Strengthening co-operation and exchanging medical experience among military medical forces in the region will play an important role in dealing with all challenges," he said.
Binh also said he hoped the exchange and co-operation among countries in Asia Pacific region would develop strongly in the future, and become a forum of knowledge to help build trust and co-operation among countries.
Hoang Tien Trung Nghia, senior lieutenant medical officer from HCM City's Military Hospital 175, said the conference brought new technology, knowledge and practices in healthcare, surgery and treatment.
He said Viet Nam's military medical teams were preparing a field hospital as part of the country's participation in future UN peacekeeping missions.
The five-day conference attracted many scientific reports focusing on external and internal medicine, infections, disease prevention, community health-care, training military medical staff, traditional medicine and the application of advanced technology in healthcare.
It also marked the 20th anniversary of the normal-isation of ties between the US and Viet Nam. Malaysia will host the next conference in 2017