NA Chairwoman greets medical sector on doctors’ day

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan extended her best wishes to the staff of medical sector on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of Vietnamese Doctors' Day (February 27) during a ceremony at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi.

The NA Chairwoman expressed her delight that the hospital fulfilled its eight assigned tasks last year with over 90 percent of patients recovering or relieving from illness.

She said the Party and State always pay attention to developing traditional medicine to improve public healthcare quality. In legislation, the NA has built the Law on Protection of Public Health, the Pharmaceutical Law and the Law on Health Insurance.

In the near future, the law-making body will continue reviewing legal regulations to further improve public health care, Ngan said.

As health and education-training are daily concerns, she asked the sector to continue developing traditional medicine.

The hospital was required to turn itself into a trustworthy destination for health care and international cooperation in traditional medicine with countries in the region and the world.

The top legislator highlighted the importance of the combination of traditional and modern medicines in public health care, adding that the hospital staff need to build on their past achievements to contribute to public health care in the most effective way.

Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of the hospital Vu Nam said it is now home to eight functional rooms, 14 clinical and seven near-clinical departments, four centers, and nearly 500 staff.

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said 58 out of the 63 cities and provinces now have traditional medicine hospitals while all hospitals have traditional medicine departments. The health sector is striving to adopt traditional medicine in 80 percent of medical stations in wards and communes.

On the occasion, Chairwoman Ngan visited and presented gifts to patients receiving traditional medicine treatment at the hospital's oncology department.

Source: People's Army Newspaper