|Contestants at the launch ceremony for the first TV game show for healthcare staff and physicians in Việt Nam. The first of 11 episodes will be broadcast on HCM City Television in September. —Photo An Hiếu|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The first TV game show for healthcare employees and physicians, called Đặc Nhiệm Blouse Trắng (White Blouse Special Mission), will air on HCM City Television in September.
The 11-episode series will include a writing contest about professional moments, a charity programme offering health checkups for the poor, and a “A Doctor’s Day” reality show.
The first episode will present teams from 12 city hospitals and preventive medicine and nutrition centres. The hospitals include Chợ Rẫy, Thống Nhất, Nhân Dân, Gia Định, Từ Dũ, Hùng Vương, Thủ Đức, An Sinh, 175 hospital, and Pediatrics No 1 and No 2.
The five-member teams will be eliminated one by one until the last three compete in a head-to-head contest.
The show hopes to depict a friendly but accurate image of physicians and medical officials, and the challenges and complicated situations they face, Dr. Lê Trường Giang, chairman of the city’s Public Medicine Association, said at the show’s launching ceremony on Thursday.
The first-prize will be VNĐ150 million (US$6,700), and the first and second runner-ups VNĐ100 million and VNĐ60 million, respectively.
The show will be broadcast at 9 pm every Sunday until the end of November. — VNS