Medical facilities ready for coming Tet holiday

Update: January, 25/2014 - 10:59

HA NOI (VNS)— Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien inspected two large hospitals in Ha Noi to ensure they were adequately prepared for the Tet holiday.

They were Bach Mai, a multi-field medical facility and Viet Duc (Viet Nam – Germany), the largest surgical center in the country.

Nguyen Quoc Anh, director of Bach Mai Hospital, reported that the facility was equipped with enough medicine, materials and ambulances for the holiday.

"The hotline service of the hospital runs well, which satisfies patients and their relatives," he told Gia Dinh va Xa hoi (Family and Society) newspaper.

Viet Duc hospital has assigned 250 staff to work during Tet, according to hospital director Nguyen Tien Quyet. The hospital has stored enough medicine and materials for Tet as well as the next month, he said.

The health minister encouraged patients to call the Ministry of Health hotline if they had any complaints about health staff.

She also presented Tet gifts to children being treated at the hospital for a long time.

Tien extended New Year wishes to all staff at the two hospitals and praised them for their dedication and effort.

Previously, the Ministry of Health instructed all health establishments nationwide to ensure patients received adequate treatment during the Tet holiday.

Health establishments were asked to assign staff to work during the holiday, make sure patients were warm and guard against fire, explosions and accidents.

They were also requested to prepare to cope with disease outbreaks, store medicine and materials and ready emergency aid. — VNS