Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (R) meets with doctors of the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology on February 23 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Ministers Truong Hoa Binh and Vu Duc Dam congratulated doctors and medical workers nationwide on the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27) while visiting some medical organisations in Hanoi on February 23.

The National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology held a celebration for the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day which was attended by Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh and Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
 
Trinh Dinh Hai, Director of the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology, said the hospital has continually made efforts and attained a number of achievements over the past years. It has worked to improve examination and treatment quality and apply many advanced techniques comparable to those in developed countries.

It provides treatment for more than 100,000 patients every year while giving free surgeries to tens of thousands of children with cleft lip and cleft palate and low-income patients, he said.

Hai added that the hospital has effectively implemented the school oral health programme and the dental caries prevention programme in the community. Its doctors have also regularly come to different localities to support local dental care networks and help people access dental care services.

At the ceremony, Deputy PM Binh presented a second-class Labour Order to Director Trinh Dinh Hai and a third-class Labour Order to former Director Vu Dinh Minh. He also handed over the Meritorious Doctor title to nine doctors, and certificates of merit to two other doctors of the hospital.

Also on February 23, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam held a working session with the Vietnam Medical Association (VMA), which gathers 48 specialised organisations and 54 provincial-level associations with hundreds of thousands of members, including many leading experts and doctors.

Deputy PM Dam recognised the VMA’s good coordination with the health ministry in public health care, policy making, and international cooperation. He asked the VMA to improve its role in assessing hospital quality, ensuring manpower for the medical sector, and cooperating with the Government to strongly reform hospital management mechanisms.

Meeting with representatives of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) Central Committee, Dam highly valued the VRC’s accomplishments, especially in working with the health ministry in public health care and providing aid for disadvantaged people.

The Deputy PM told the VRC Central Committee to continue current practical activities, especially the voluntary blood donation movement.-VNA