Doctors at the National Hospital of Endocrinology check on a patient. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Health
HÀ NỘI The National Hospital of Endocrinology held a ceremony to celebrate its 50th anniversary yesterday and received the Labour Order first class from the Government in recognition of its outstanding achievements and contribution to public healthcare and national construction.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh spoke highly of efforts and achievements of the hospital staff in recent years.
“We are proud of the development achievements of the hospital in recent years but the road ahead will be difficult. Việt Nam still faces an increasing number of non-infectious diseases, particularly heart-related diseases, diabetes and cancer,” he said.
As a leading hospital in preventing and treating endocrine-related diseases, the Deputy PM urged the hospital to continue its renewal, be creative and strive to treat such diseases, becoming a trustworthy destination for patients and medical colleagues both inside and outside the country.
The hospital also needed to continuously provide training to raise medical workers’ professional capacity and skills and strive more in scientific research, he said.
He noted that the hospital should actively provide transfers of techniques to hospitals at lower levels or satellite hospitals.
He instructed the hospital’s staff to continue improving health check-up and treatment quality with the motto “all for the satisfaction of patients”.
It was also necessary to mobilise social investment to further develop and modernise infrastructure for the hospital, contributing to meeting treatment demands, Minh said.
Director of the hospital Trần Ngọc Long said over the past 50 years, the hospital had gained achievements in many fields, particularly in taking the lead in the national network for preventing and controlling endocrine diseases and metabolic disorders.
The hospital built two establishments with modern equipment and facilities with the participation of skilled medical experts to provide health check-ups and treatment for patients.
From 30 patient beds when it was established in 1969, the hospital now has 1,079 beds for in-patients with more than 900 medical workers.
The hospital successfully carried out many scientific projects, updated advanced technology and increased international cooperation with foreign partners, according to Long.
In 2018, the hospital provided health check-up and treatment for more than 42,000 patients. VNS