Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien congratulated all doctors and scientists in the country on the occasion of Vietnam Doctor’s Day, held every year on February 27.
The Minister greeted all medical faculty, doctors and scientists at an art performance to mark the 57th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor’s Day in Hanoi on February 25.
She applauded doctors and scientists whose technical and scientific works and medical achievements have been successfully applied in curing patients.
The Ministry of Health also acknowledged outstanding medical achievements including multi-viscera transplant from viscera given by brain dead donors by the Viet-Duc Friendship Hospital; A/H5N1 and H1N1/09 vaccine production by Vaccine and Bio-medical Product Company No.1; establishment of production technology of A/H1N1/09 in accordance with WHO-GMP standard by Vaccine and Bio-medical Product Institute; stem cell transplant producing blood for treatment of various blood diseases by the Vietnam Central Institute for Hematology and Blood Transfusion; applying stem cell in treating various blood diseases by Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Hematology and Blood Transfusion.
On the same day, the Department of Health in Hanoi held a ceremony celebrating the 57th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor’s Day.
The general plan for health care in Hanoi from now until 2020 with a vision for 2030 has been approved by the local authorities at a total cost of VND41.380 billion (US$1.97 billion).
In addition, the northern province of Hoa Binh issued a decision to recognise Hoa Binh General Hospital as a first-class hospital with more than 500 beds in the northwest mountainous area, on February 25.
The construction of Hai Thuong Lan Ong (Le Huu Trac), a great physician in the country (1720-1791), temple has just kicked off in An Hoa Ward in Ninh Kieu District in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho on February 25.
The temple covering an area of around 116 square metres will cost VND7 billion.
On the same day, a delegation of doctors from Nhan Duc- Dong Tay MEDIC clinic cooperated with the Red Cross of Kon Tum highland province to offer gifts and provide free treatment and medicines to Xe Dang ethnic people in Mang Canh Commune of Kon Plong District.