Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (third, left) presented a Ho Chi Minh Order to the Vietnam Military Medical University (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 9 presented a Ho Chi Minh Order to the Vietnam Military Medical University (VMMU) in recognition of its outstanding performances in training, scientific research and supplying health care services to soldiers and people.

The university received the noble award as it is celebrating its 70th founding anniversary (March 10, 1949-2019). On the occasion, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong also sent a congratulatory letter to doctors and officers of the university.

Addressing the event, PM Phuc lauded the achievements the university’s doctors, nurses, officers and soldiers have reaped in developing the military medical sector, contributing to the great progress of the country’s healthcare sector.

The PM noted that doctors trained by the Vietnam Military Medical University have been present in all areas of the country, especially in remote, border and island localities, contributing to the national development and defence. Along with taking care of soldiers and local people’s health, they have engaged in socio-economic development activities, he said.

The Government leader requested the university works towards the target of becoming a centre for medical training, research and application in the region and the world.

Initially, the university should turn itself into a major national-level university and a leading military medical and pharmaceutical centre of the nation with some faculties reaching regional standards, he suggested.

The PM asked leaders of the university pay greater attention to training high-quality personnel towards the advanced training quality of the world, while improving its performance in scientific research, and strengthening the application of latest scientific and technological advances into check-up and treatment activities.

PM Phuc also stressed the need for the university to focus on educating ethics for doctors in its training programme.

He also expressed his belief that with the 70-year tradition and experience, the university will continue to renovate and complete all assigned tasks.

Currently, the Vietnam Military Medical University has 18 professors, 106 associate professors and 128 doctors. Over the past 70 years, it has trained nearly 90,000 medical and pharmaceutical personnel. Since 1986, the university has conducted 3,274 scientific researches, including 118 state-level research projects.-VNA