The Central Commission of Health Care for Senior Officials has dismissed rumours surrounding the health of Nguyen Ba Thanh, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs.

At a press conference on January 7, deputy head of the central health care commission Tran Huy Dung said Nguyen Ba Thanh, who is also a Party Central Committee member, fell ill in May 2014. He was diagnosed with bone marrow disorder and initially received treatment at the Central Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi.

Later the official was brought to Singapore for treatment, and at the advice of Singaporean doctors, Thanh’s family took him to the United States in mid-August last year.

According to American health experts and relatives, the official underwent chemotherapy three times while waiting for bone marrow transplant.

However, as his health condition did not meet requirements for bone marrow transplant, US doctors and the family decided to stop chemotherapy and focus on improving Thanh’s health.

In the next few days, the official will return to Vietnam and receive treatment at Da Nang Hospital to the family’s wish, Dung said, adding that upon his return, the central health care commission’s specialist council will hold consultations on Thanh’s illness and assign leading professors to take care of his treatment.

Dung affirmed that the treatment given to Thanh is in line with health care standards for Party and State’s senior officials.-VNA