Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presented the Hồ Chí Minh Order to the Việt Nam Military Medical University (VMMU) in recognition of its outstanding performances in training, scientific research and supplying health care services to soldiers and people.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presented the Hồ Chí Minh Order to the Việt Nam Military Medical University (VMMU) in recognition of its outstanding performances in training, scientific research and supplying health care services to soldiers and people.
The university received the noble award on Saturday during celebrations to mark its 70th anniversary.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng also sent a congratulatory letter to doctors and officers of the university.
Phúc praised the achievements of doctors, nurses, officers and soldiers who helped develop the military medical sector, contributing to the great progress of the country’s healthcare system.
The PM noted that doctors trained by the Việt Nam Military Medical University had been present all over the country, especially in remote, border and island localities, contributing to the national development and defence. Along with taking care of soldiers and local people’s health, they had engaged in socio-economic development activities, he said.
The Government leader requested the university work towards the target of becoming a centre for medical training, research and application in the region and the world.
Initially, it should turn itself into a major national-level university and the country’s leading military medical and pharmaceutical centre with some faculties reaching regional standards, he suggested.
The PM asked leaders to pay greater attention to training personnel to a high standard, while improving its performance in scientific research, and strengthening the application of latest scientific and technological advances into check-up and treatment activities.
PM Phúc also stressed the need for the university to focus on ethics education for doctors.
“Every staff member, teacher, student, researchers and officers of the Việt Nam Military Medical University must be mindful of upholding the image of a doctor, a profession that has earned respect for thousands of years,” he said.
Research was also a field the university should be working on, especially with regards to military medicines to serve the people-based military strategy in the new era, the Government leader said, adding that the university should also enhance international cooperation in education and training, research, treatment and administrative management.
The university must provide quality healthcare for military forces and civilians alike, handle efficiently medical demands in peaceful times while maintaining preparedness in its responses to natural diasters.
He also expressed his belief that with 70-years of tradition and experience, the university would continue to evolve and complete all assigned tasks.
Currently, the Việt Nam Military Medical University has 18 professors, 106 associate professors and 128 doctors
Over the past 70 years, it has trained nearly 90,000 medical and pharmaceutical personnel. Since 1986, the university has conducted 3,274 scientific researches, including 118 state-level research projects. — VNS