Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long (right) presents a recognition certificate to the Nghệ An Friendship General Hospital for its outstanding medical examination and treatment on Sunday. VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
NGHỆ AN — A hospital in the central province of Nghệ An has been recognised as having the highest level of expertise in medical examination and treatment in the north-central region.
A recognition ceremony was held for the Nghệ An Friendship General Hospital yesterday.
In attendance were National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long, and representatives from other hospitals in the region.
Speaking at the event, Long said the achievement was the result of tireless efforts from the hospital’s board of directors, doctors, nurses and staff.
“The hospital becoming the best hospital in the north-central region plays a vital role in developing the local and regional health sectors," he said.
“The quality of medical examination and treatment will be greatly improved in Nghệ An Province, which will ease overloading at other hospitals and provide better healthcare for residents in the province, in other provinces, and even in Laos."
Lond added that he hoped the hospital would continue its success and improve its services to become a special-class hospital in the next five years.
“The Ministry of Health pays special attention to residents in the northwest, north-central, south-central, Central Highlands and southwest regions, where access to quality healthcare is still difficult.
“With this achievement, the hospital will help improve healthcare services in the north-central region, and also maximise its potential and strengths in taking care of residents’ health," he said.
Four high-end ventilators were given to the hospital on the same day by NA Chairman Huệ and Minister of Health Long.
The Nghệ An Friendship General Hospital, formerly known as the Vinh Hospital, was founded on September 18, 1918. It was recognised as a first-class hospital in February 2009. — VNS