Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong (centre) and doctos at Choray Hospital(Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Devotion from doctors and hospital staff is good medicine for patients, who have to spend their Lunar New Year festival (Tet) in hospital, said Vo Van Thuong, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education.

Thuong made the statement on January 22 during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray hospital, which will accommodate up to 1,700 people during Tet.

He said he expects Cho Ray to boost research activities, create more favourable conditons for patients and improve infrastructure.

The same day, Thuong extended his New Year greetings at the headquarters of Ho Chi Minh Television (HTV).

He said HTV has grown from municipal scale to become a broadcaster for the whole southern region.

He urged the media agency to invest in new technologies and broadcast content to meet audience’s demand.

Also on January 22, a delegation from the Steering Committee for Northwest Region, led by its deputy head Hau A Lenh, visited Sapa district in Lao Cai.

The delegation presented 675 gifts, worth 400,000 VND (17.7 USD) each, to poor households, as well as 75 blankets and 20 boxes of confectionery and clothes to pupils of Suoi Thau secondary school.

The gifts were donated through a charity programme ran by the committee. -VNA