President of the VFF Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Vo Van Thuong and representatives from the health ministry (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Vo Van Thuong have congratulated the health sector on the occasion of Vietnam Doctors’ Day (February 27).

Visiting the Ministry of Health’s headquarters in Hanoi on February 25, Nhan praised the outstanding achievements made by doctors and physicians, saying that their services contribute to improving the health of the people.

Thanks to the efforts of the health sector, many advanced technologies have been applied to medical examinations and treatments, the rate of qualified medical staff has increased and the number of people joining social insurance is improving, he noted.

He affirmed that the Front will continue working closely with the sector to implement its supervisory role related to social and health insurance in enterprises and legal execution of private medical establishments, as well as food safety.

Nhan hoped medical staff would continue bettering their profession, promoting initiatives and creativity, further contributing to the nation’s development.

Congratulating medical workers on their day, Vo Van Thuong hailed the strong development of the sector over the past years, saying that this contributed to the country’s achievements, including realising millennium development goals (MDGs).

Sharing Nhan’s opinion, Thuong said Vietnam’s health sector had reached many positive advancements with the health network at all levels becoming better and better.

He spoke highly of the close links between the Commission and the Health Ministry in recent times, saying that the two sides should further boost their coordination in health related matters.

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien affirmed the sector’s determination to fully tap its strength and called for even greater attention by the two agencies on healthcare work going forward.-VNA