Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem (R) and Cuban Deputy Minister of Health Marcia Cobas Riuz (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City is keen to implement health care cooperation programmes with Cuba, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said at a reception for visiting Cuban Deputy Minister of Health Marcia Cobas Riuz on May 16.

He said HCM City wants to carry out the Cuban doctors programme in the city and collaborate in the distribution of pharmaceutical products and human resources training.

The city is willing to work with Cuba to implement a plan on primary dental care, he added.

Marcia Cobas Riuz said her ongoing visit aims to increase the efficiency of cooperation in medical care between Vietnam and Cuba in general and between Cuba and Vietnamese localities in particular.

Based on the sound traditional relations between the two countries, Cuba hopes HCM City authorities will facilitate the bilateral health cooperation, she said.

While sharing about the potential and strength of Cuba in the field, Marcia Cobas Riuz expressed the wish to collaborate with HCM City in the provision of Cuban doctors for hospitals in the city, the distribution of pharmaceutical products, and training connectivity between universities.

She called for the city’s support for the organisation of a workshop introducing Cuba’s health care to local private hospitals.

The official suggested the two sides jointly implement the primary dental care for HCM City’s residents.

Cuban doctors are working across 63 countries worldwide. Cuba is evaluated as one of the best suppliers of primary health care services with over 10,000 family doctors nationwide.-VNA