Vietnam’s healthcare sector history has been chronicled and featured in a respected space established within the Hanoi University of Pharmacy, which was inaugurated on February 27, marking the 60th ceremony of the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27, 1955-2015).

Speaking at the ceremony, Health Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Long stressed the importance for generations of healthcare staffers to learn about the tradition and history of their career.

In the traditional house, there are intact items related to the late President Ho Chi Minh and the ex and former Health Ministers, as well as a number of historic documents and images recording the sector’s growth through various historical stages.

The place is set to become a museum of Vietnam medicines and pharmacy, Long said.

According to Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Vietnam has been lauded by the international community for its broad health care network providing easy access to medical services, the application of medical advances and its expanded immunisation programme.

Vietnamese doctors have also successfully mastered advanced technologies in endoscopic surgery, viscera transplantation and stem cell use.

In the future, the health sector targets the application of advanced technologies in local hospitals. Those technologies are currently being transferred to provincial hospitals to elevate their standard of care.-VNA