|A street called Alley 86 in HCM City’s District 10 has been named after late professor Dương Quang Trung, who made significant contributions to the medical sector in Việt Nam. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A street called Alley 86 which links Thành Thái and Sư Vạn Hạnh streets in HCM City’s District 10 has been named after the late professor Dương Quang Trung, according to the city’s People’s Committee.
Trung (1929-2013), who earned a doctoral degree from the University of Bordeaux in France in 1958, was from the southernmost province of Cà Mau.
Trung, who was also known as Tư Trung, made many significant contributions to the medical sector in Việt Nam.
In 1989, he co-founded, with Professor Alain Carpentier of the Alain Carpentier Foundation, the HCM City Heart Institute.
He was the director of the city’s Health Department from 1975 to 1990.
In 2006, he received the French National Order of Merit from President Jacques Chirac for his great contributions to building friendship and co-operation in medical services between Việt Nam and France.
He was also founder of Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine (former HCM City Training Centre for Medical Workers) in District 10, the Trauma and Orthotics Hospital in District 5, and the HCM City Eye Hospital in District 3, among others.
In 2016, a statue of Professor Dương Quang Trung was placed at the HCM City Heart Institute. — VNS