|PM Phạm Minh Chính addresses a ceremony at Hanoi Medical University on November 16. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính praised the outstanding results and contribution of Hà Nội Medical University (HMU) at a ceremony marking HMU’s 120th anniversary and the 40th annual Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20).
Reviewing the school’s history, Chairman of the HMU Council Prof. Dr. Tạ Thành Văn said since its inception in 1902 under the name Indochina Medical College, HMU has made unceasing efforts to reach new peaks in healthcare manpower training, science-technology application, and the provision of senior experts for the health sector.
In his speech, PM Chính said lecturers of HMU hold the noble missions of being both physicians and teachers, which is an honour and also a heavy responsibility. With its long tradition, HMU has established itself as a leading university in training and creating momentum for high-quality healthcare manpower.
“The school trained those who founded the modern medical branches of Việt Nam, including clinical medicine, grassroots medicine, and preventive medicine. It also served as the nucleus for the establishment of many medical and pharmacy universities nationwide, such as the universities of medicine and pharmacy in Hải Phòng, Thái Bình, and HCM City," said Chính.
|Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính awarded the Government Emulation Flag to Hà Nội Medical University for its outstanding achievements in the emulation movement at the event. — Photo chinhphu.vn|
The Government leader asked teachers and students to show stronger determination, greater efforts, and more drastic and effective actions to turn HMU into a leading centre of medical training and studies in Việt Nam and the region that provides training for both domestic and international students, applies national and regional-level scientific and technological advances, and serves Vietnamese people as well as foreigners.
PM Chính suggested that the school should promote university autonomy, have a training strategy to improve the capacity, knowledge, skills and ethical qualities of the teaching staff and focus on building high-quality medical training programmes according to international standards to meet the needs of society.
"I hope that HMU will continue to uphold its glorious tradition, always uniting and fulfilling its set goals and tasks and always being the leading flag in the field of health education for the country," added the Prime Minister
On behalf of Party and State leaders, he also offered best wishes to generations of HMU leaders, staff, and students while congratulating the school on its remarkable achievements over the last 120 years.
On this occasion, PM Chính also thanked the World Health Organisation (WHO), foreign embassies and consulate generals, and international friends for joining hands with Việt Nam during the COVID-19 pandemic combat to create conditions for socio-economic recovery and development. — VNS