The centre for anesthesiology and surgical recovery at the Viet Duc (Viet Nam – Germany) Friendship Hospital in Ha Noi has been awarded with the title "Labour Hero" for its significant attainments during the past decades.
The title was bestowed upon the centre by President Truong Tan Sang at a ceremony yesterday marking the 61st Vietnamese Doctors' Day today.
The Viet Duc Hospital is a pioneer in surgery in Viet Nam which deals with critical cases from across the nation and provides in-depth training in surgery, anesthesiology, recovery and related specialties.
The centre, previously the department for anesthesiology and recovery, was founded in 1962 and is now the largest of its kind in the country. It has 43 operating rooms, 96 recovery beds and 350 experienced staff members.
The facility has released a number of valuable scientific studies such as one on the process of diagnosing and rehabilitating brain-injured patients.
It has also conducted the biggest number of organ transplants in Viet Nam, including 29 organ donation cases, 52 kidney transplants, seven heart valve replacement cases, and 27 liver transplants.