President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has congratulated the Military Central Hospital 108, Viet Duc Hospital, Health Ministry and Military Medical Department in Hanoi on the 60th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor’s Day (February 27).

Visiting Hospital 108 in Hanoi on February 25, he greeted over 600 senior officers and health experts, expressing his hope that they will continue living up to their reputation as the most trust-worthy military hospital in the country.

At Viet Duc hospital, Nhan hailed the outstanding services of doctors and physicians over the last decade, including raising the capacity of the hospital from 430 beds to 1,450.

The VFF President praised the Health Ministry for developing a contingent of qualified doctors and medical care providers and embracing technological advances.

Conveying his best wishes to 4,500 doctors, pharmacists and other staff of the Military Medical Department, Nhan urged them to build on past achievements and continue providing essential care services to the army and the public as well.

Director General of the department, Major General Vu Quoc Binh informed Nhan that the sector has helped upgrade 1,098 medical stations in communes over the last decade.

Each year, grassroots army medical stations offer health check-ups to over 2.6 million individuals, treating more than 969,000, while military hospitals examine 8.6 million people and treat 1.5 million, he said.-VNA