A national conference on healthcare science and technology took place in Hanoi on March 6 with the participation of many Vietnamese and foreign scientists.

Attendees at the event were updated on latest technologies in the fields, including state-of-the-art equipment for liver transplants and endoscopies.

Scientists also presented their research on new pharmaceutical breakthroughs and technological advancement.

According to Prof. Nguyen Tien Binh, Director of the Military Medical Academy – the host of the conference - the academy has recorded a number of achievements in improving its medical technology.

In particular, it has been the first centre in Vietnam to successfully conduct pancreas and kidney transplants in a patient at the same time, he said.

The academy is also leading in the application of biotechnology in the treatment of some diseases, including cancer, he added.

Participants at the conference agreed that in recent years Vietnam has made effort to strengthen the application of advanced science and technology in health care.

Vietnam is also one of the four first countries to successfully produce the Rota vaccine to prevent diarrhoea in children, they noted.-VNA