The health sector should continue striving to care for people's health as this is always among the top priorities in action programmes of the Party and the Government (Illustrative image. Source VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the health sector to continue striving to care for people’s health as this is always among the top priorities in action programmes of the Party and the Government.

Addressing a ceremony on February 27 to mark Vietnamese Physicians’ Day, which falls on February 27, he called on all people to support and create favourable conditions for medical workers to do their jobs, by which people will also enable them to stay health.

He urged the immediate and proper implementation of requirements of health institutions and physicians in physical practices, food safety, labour safety. Periodic health checks, drug use and specially stressed the need to participate in the health insurance system.

The Deputy PM sent greetings to Vietnamese physicians and medical staff, especially those who are working in remote, border, island and mountainous areas. 

He also praised the sector for its achievements in recent years.

The event also saw the attendance of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong, and Politburo members – Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education; Truong Thi Mai, head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation; and Nguyen Van Binh, head of the CPV Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

At the ceremony, leaders of the Party, State and the Ministry of Health handed over a copy of a letter late President Ho Chi Minh sent to Health Officials’ Conference in early 1955 together with certificates of merit of organisaitons and individuals who have made excellent achievements in protecting and caring for people’s health. - VNA