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PM hails eye hospital achievements

Update: November, 25/2017 - 09:35

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc applauded the achievements of the Việt Nam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO), known as the Central Eye Hospital, especially its work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to eradicate trachoma in Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc applauded the achievements of the Việt Nam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO), known as the Central Eye Hospital, especially its work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to eradicate trachoma in Việt Nam. 

The leader made the appraisal at the centenary celebration of the VNIO, which was held at the same time as the opening ceremony of the Việt Nam Ophthalmological Society’s 2017 Congress in Hà Nội yesterday. 

He also highlighted the hospital’s Vitamin A supplementation programme, which has been implemented nationwide with the aim of preventing blindness. 

The VNIO, the predecessor of the Central Eye Hospital, has trained more than 7,000 ophthalmological doctors and nurses nationwide. 

The PM urged the institute to continuously improve the quality of eye check-ups and treatment while utilising international support and coordination in public eye health care. 
Prior to the ceremony, Phúc visited the Central Eye Hospital. 

The Việt Nam Ophthalmological Society Congress is held annually in November with the participation of many ophthalmological professors, doctors, nurses and technicians from Việt Nam and abroad.

This year’s event brings together more than 1,600 delegates from Việt Nam and 80 others from France, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Taiwan (China), Singapore and the Republic of Korea (RoK). 

Apart from short training courses, the congress will feature an exhibition displaying products and equipment in the service of the ophthalmological sector.  — VNS

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