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Vientiane (VNA) –
A ceremony to transfer the telemedicine system to Hospital 103 of the Lao People’s Army took place in Vientiane, Laos, on July 24.

The system is the second stage of a project launched in December 2015, connecting surgery, image diagnosis, and consultation rooms between Hospital 103 and the Central Military Hospital 108 of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry. It is Hospital 103’s first modern telemedicine system built by the ministry, done under strict technical standards and with state-of-the-art equipment.

Since it became operational in April 2016, the system was used by doctors and professors of Hospital 108 to treat over 20 difficult cases, as well as linked up with 35 domestic and international seminars held by the Vietnamese side.

Speaking at the event, deputy head of the General Logistics Department under the Vietnam People’s Army Le Hong Dung said the event is another demonstration of the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and Laos.

For his part, eputy head of the General Logistics Department under the Lao People’s Army, Major General Khampheth Sisanon, spoke highly of the project’s effectiveness, saying that it will improve not only the expertise of Hospital 103’s staff, but also healthcare for local soldiers and residents.

He asked Hospital 103 to work closely with Hospital 108 to fully understand the system and recruit qualified staff to run it.

On the occasion, he conveyed sincere thanks to leaders of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry and General Logistics Department for offering timely and effective support to Laos.-VNA