|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (centre) gives a present to a patient under treatment at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân extended her best wishes to medical workers on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27) during a ceremony at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hà Nội.
The NA Chairwoman expressed her delight that the hospital fulfilled its eight assigned tasks last year and said the Party and State always pay attention to developing traditional medicine to improve public healthcare.
In legislation, the NA has built the Law on Protection of Public Health, the Pharmaceutical Law and the Law on Health Insurance. In the near future, the law-making body will continue reviewing legal regulations to further improve public healthcare, Ngân said, before asking the sector to continue developing traditional medicine.
The hospital was told to turn itself into a trustworthy destination for healthcare and international co-operation in traditional medicine.
The top legislator highlighted the importance of combining traditional and modern medicine in public healthcare, adding the hospital workers need to build on their past achievements to contribute to public healthcare in the most effective way.
Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of the hospital Vũ Nam said it is now home to eight functional rooms, 14 clinical and seven near-clinical departments, four centres and nearly 500 staff.
Health Minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said 58 out of the 63 cities and provinces now have traditional medicine hospitals while all hospitals have traditional medicine departments.
The health sector is working to adopt traditional medicine in 80 per cent of medical stations in wards and communes.
On the occasion, Chairwoman Ngân visited and presented gifts to patients receiving traditional medicine treatment at the hospital’s oncology department. — VNS