President Trần Đại Quang yesterday awarded the First Class Labour Order to the Việt Nam – Germany Hospital for its major contribution to the national health sector’s development over the past 110 years. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang yesterday awarded the First Class Labour Order to the Việt Nam – Germany Hospital for its major contribution to the national health sector’s development over the past 110 years.
The first class labour order was granted to the hospital on the occasion of its 110th anniversary (1906-2016). This is the second time the hospital was bestowed with the first class labour order from the State.
Speaking at the ceremony, Quang said the hospital’s development was proven year after year with a group of leading doctors including Hồ Đắc Di, Tôn Thất Tùng, Tôn Thất Bách, Nguyễn Trinh Cơ, Hoàng Đình Cầu, Đặng Hanh Đệ and Nguyễn Dương Quang.
It was the pioneering hospital in training and transferring medical techniques to satellite hospitals in recent years so that patients, especially underprivileged people, were able to access modern examination-and-treatment services at provincial-level hospitals at a reasonable price, he said.
However, the domestic health sector was facing numerous challenges while people’s health was threatened by environmental pollution, traffic accidents, and infectious diseases, he said.
Thus, Quang tasked the hospital to constantly improve their examination-and-treatment services’ quality to better take care of patients who continue to require improvements in health care services.
Director of the hospital Trần Bình Giang said, so far, the hospital had installed cutting-edge medical equipment at the international level and 50 modern operating rooms in an attempt to provide better services for patients.
Doctors from the hospital had successfully carried out multi-organ transplants, for example, transplanting a heart, liver and kidney to a patient at the same time, while other hospitals in the world often separate the transplants.
“The satisfaction of curing patients is the motivation that helps us overcome the difficulty of the job,” he said.
The Việt Nam – Germany Hospital, situated on Tràng Thi Street, Hà Nội, has a capacity of more than 1,200 beds, with nearly 1,700 doctors and nurses. The hospital conducted about 20,000 surgeries annually 10 years ago. Now it conducts more than 42,000 surgeries per year. — VNS