Friendship Hospital urged to become a modern facility

Friday, 2017-02-24 05:47:36
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Politburo member Vo Van Thuong congratulates the Friendship Hospital. (Credit: suckhoedoisong.vn)
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NDO—The Huu Nghi (Friendship) Hospital needs to make a greater effort to overcome all difficulties to become a modern medical facility, meeting the requirements of the Party, State and society.

Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong made this statement while attending a ceremony held by the Friendship Hospital on February 24 to celebrate Vietnam Doctors’ Day (February 27).

Addressing the ceremony, Politburo member Thuong gave his best greetings to officials, doctors and employees of the hospital on the occasion of Vietnam Doctors’ Day.

He noted that over the past nearly 60 years since it was formed, the hospital has achieved much in the cause of caring for and protecting people’s health and fulfilling duties, including caring for the health of senior leaders of the Party, State and northern provinces, as well as people from all strata, added the Politburo member.

He also stressed that the hospital has improved both the quantity and the quality of its staff of doctors and employees and the quality of medical check-ups and treatment services, as well as invested in modern facilities and equipment.

Politburo member Thuong asked the hospital’s doctors and employees to continue to uphold their achievements to strive to improve their skills and master scientific and technological advances.

Politburo member Thuong presented the Labour Order, second class, to Associate Professor and Dr. Le Van Thach, former Director of the Friendship Hospital. In addition, ten outstanding individuals received the Prime Minister’s certificates of merit.

Currently, the Friendship Hospital has more than 840 beds, 32 clinical and preclinical departments, 10 functional rooms and nearly 800 officials and employees, including over 200 doctors and pharmacists.