PM lauds 'white blouse' soldiers in COVID-19 fight

May, 26/2021 - 15:36
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has hailed the tireless efforts and wholehearted devotion of medical workers, the “white blouse” soldiers on the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Medical workers in the northern province of Bắc Giang - the biggest COVID-19 hotspot in Việt Nam since the pandemic began. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has hailed the tireless efforts and wholehearted devotion of medical workers, the “white blouse” soldiers on the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter sent to frontline medical workers, the Government leader stressed the complex developments of the dangerous disease that has spawned a healthcare crisis and caused critical socio-economic impacts globally.

Although the fourth COVID-19 wave has hit the nation with more infectious variants, Việt Nam has so far been able to put the pandemic under control thanks to its considerable experience as well as the sound and timely prevention measures carried out by the political system, the people and military.

Notably, Việt Nam held the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils in a successful and safe manner, with a high rate of turnout of 99.57 per cent.

The results were attributable to the strong leadership of the Politburo, Secretariat, President, National Election Council, Government, Prime Minister and National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, coupled with the solidarity of the people, the participation of all sectors and the political system, and the dedication of frontline workers and members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups.

“We will never forget the images of doctors and medical workers who have put aside their personal lives to take care of COVID-19 patients with their whole hearts. They have felt exhausted, however, they keep on fighting for public health."

On behalf of Party and State leaders, Chính praised the devoted healthcare workers.

“Every battlefield poses severer hardship, every combat has sacrifices and you are truly the 'white blouse' soldiers who have committed to a noble mission”, he wrote.

He expressed his hope that doctors and medical workers nationwide will make further efforts and take stronger actions to help the nation stamp out the pandemic.

In the end, he wished the “soldiers” good health and success in the missions entrusted to them by the Party, State and people. VNS

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