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February, 26 2014 08:31:00

NA Chairman honours Bach Mai hospital staff for Physicians Day

Doctors perform a heart surgery at the National Cardiology Institute under the Bach Mai General Hospital. National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung praises medical staffs' efforts during his visit to the hospital on the 59th anniversary of Vietnamese Physicians' Day. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung commended the dedicated efforts of the medical sector and Bach Mai hospital in particular while visiting the Ha Noi-based healthcare facility yesterday.

The Chairman made the visit as part of celebrations for the 59th anniversary of the Vietnamese Physicians' Day (February 27).

He urged doctors, nurses and other staff members of the healthcare sector to keep improving their professional skills and sense of responsibility while acquiring the latest medical advances both at home and abroad. The top legislator also called for priority to be given to preventive medicine.

Hung said the quality of health check-ups and treatment should improve, especially at grassroots medical stations.

He said overloading in hospitals must be addressed and medical insurance made mandatory for all citizens.

Hung said Viet Nam had eliminated many dangerous outbreaks of polio, tetanus, whooping cough and diphtheria thanks to the application of advanced medical technologies.

He said the average life expectancy had improved and that Viet Nam was achieving United Nations millennium development goals on healthcare.

Founded in 1911, Bach Mai general hospital examines and treats more than one million patients each year.

It provides 1,400 beds, modern equipment and a 2,000-strong staff. In early 2004, it successfully treated patients with SARS and controlled pneumonia cases caused by avian flu viruses.

The prestigious hospital is a training centre for graduates, post-graduates, nurses and newly-recruited doctors.

It also welcomes many foreign delegations wishing to learn from experience. — VNS



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