PM pays gratitude to “white-blouse soldiers” in the fight against COVID-19

Thursday, 2021-02-25 16:59:42
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A flower basket from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented to medical staff fighting the COVID-19 epidemic in Hai Duong Province, February 25, 2021. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – On February 25, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a flower basket to congratulate physicians and medical staff on the front line in the fight against COVID-19 in Hai Duong Province, the current hotspot of new coronavirus outbreak in Vietnam, on the 66th anniversary of Vietnam Physicians’ Day (February 27, 1955-2021).

On the same day, leaders of Hai Duong Province visited and presented gifts to medical workers and volunteer medical students in several facilities in the province.

At Field Hospital No. 2, treating COVID-19 patients under Hai Duong Medical Technical University’s Hospital in Hai Duong City, Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee Deputy Secretary Trieu The Hung expressed his deep gratitude to physicians, medical experts and volunteers for their efforts to overcome difficulties and contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in the province for nearly a month.

According to Associate Professor, Dr. Dinh Thi Dieu Hang, Rector of Hai Duong Medical Technical University, along with a team of 18 doctors and experts from the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital, the school is currently mobilising nearly 1,000 officials, lecturers, physicians and students to participate in the prevention and fight against the epidemic in Hai Duong.

At the province’s field hospitals No. 1 and No. 3, in Chi Linh City, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Thang congratulated and thanked the medical staff for managing hardships and wholeheartedly taking care of and treating COVID-19 patients there.

On the occasion, Hai Duong Province gave gifts worth nearly VND1.6 billion to field hospitals and students from Hai Duong Medical Technical University participating in the epidemic prevention and control.

In Hanoi on the same day, Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue inspected COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control at Thanh Nhan Hospital while encouraging the capital city’s medical staff on the 66th anniversary of Vietnam Physicians’ Day.

Secretary Vuong Dinh Hue (centre, in black suit) and Hanoi leaders inspect COVID-19 prevention at Thanh Nhan Hospital, Hanoi, February 25, 2021. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

With a capacity of over 1,200 beds, Thanh Nhan Hospital is one of five hospitals in Hanoi tasked with organising the examination, screening and treatment of COVID-19 suspected patients. The hospital has screened more than 10,860 cases, quarantined 762 suspected ones and transferred eight positive cases to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment.

Hanoi Secretary Hue highly appreciated the serious implementation of measures to prevent and fight COVID-19 at Thanh Nhan Hospital, stressing that it is necessary to continue to seriously and effectively implement measures to prevent the epidemic.

Offering his greetings to Hanoi medical staff, Hue urged the local health sector to well organise medical examination and treatment for the people, while preparing available equipment and manpower to respond to the more complicated epidemic situations that could occur in the capital city, and to provide aid to other localities upon request.

At the meeting, the Hanoi leaders awarded the city's Certificate of Merit to 20 doctors and medical staff members with excellent achievements in the epidemic prevention and control.

A day earlier, Hanoi authorities also awarded the titles of People's Physician and Excellent Physicians to over 40 individuals.