President Truong Tan Sang attaches the title's symbol onto the national flag to recognise the centre's attainments (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The centre for anesthesiology and surgical recovery at the Viet Duc (Vietnam – Germany) Friendship Hospital in Hanoi has been awarded with the title “Labour Hero” for its significant attainments during the past decades.

The title was bestowed upon the centre by President Truong Tan Sang at a ceremony at the hospital on February 26 marking the 61 st Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27).

The Viet Duc Hospital is a pioneer in surgery in Vietnam which deals with critical cases from across the nation and provides in-depth training in surgery, anesthesiology, recovery and related specialties.

The centre, previously the department for anesthesiology and recovery, was founded in 1962 and is now the largest of its kind in the country. It has 43 operating rooms, 96 beds and 350 experienced staff members.

The facility has released a number of valuable scientific studies such as one on the process of diagnosing and rehabilitating brain-injured patients.

It has also conducted the biggest number of organ transplants in Vietnam, including 29 organ donation cases, 52 kidney transplants, seven heart valve replacement cases, and 27 liver transplants.-VNA