Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked military hospital 175 to focus on improving the quality of its doctors, and nurses in order to better serve the army and the public.

Attending the hospital’s 40th Traditional Day in Ho Chi Minh City on May 23, the Prime Minister hailed the efforts made by the entire staff to make the hospital a big and modern medical centre for the military in the south of Vietnam.

He asked the hospital to help train military doctors for other military hospitals in provinces and cities nationwide, and provide assistance for hospitals at lower levels to increase health check-ups and treatment there.

On this occasion, the PM presented Independence Order, first class, to the hospital in recognition of its contributions to the country’s nation-building and safeguarding cause.

Earlier, he attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the orthopaedic institute under military hospital 175 in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap district.

With a total investment of more than 1 trillion VND (46 million USD), the institute will have 500 beds for patients.-VNA