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Health sector asked to focus more on people’s healthcare

Update: February, 28/2018 - 10:25
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam speaks at a ceremony in Hà Nội yesterday to mark Vietnamese Physicians’ Day. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has urged the health sector to continue striving to care for people’s health as this is always among the top priorities in action programmes of the Party and the Government.

Addressing a ceremony yesterday to mark Vietnamese Physicians’ Day, which falls on February 27, Đam asked the Party and Government at all levels to support, integrate and facilitate resources and investment so the health sector can carry out its duties.

He called on all people to support and create favourable conditions for medical workers to do their jobs, by which people will also enable them to stay healthy. He urged the immediate and proper implementation of requirements of health institutions and physicians in physical practices, food safety, labour safety, periodic health checks, drug use and specially stressed the need to participate in the health insurance system.

Đam sent greetings to Vietnamese physicians and medical staff, especially those who are working in remote, border, island and mountainous areas. He also praised the sector for its achievements in recent years, which had helped Việt Nam implement the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals in healthcare.

At the ceremony, leaders of the Party, State and the Ministry of Health handed over a copy of a letter late President Hồ Chí Minh sent to the Health Officials’ Conference in early 1955 together with certificates of merit to organisations and individuals who have made excellent achievements in protecting and caring for people’s health. — VNS


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