Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited and congratulated staff
at K hospital and the National Hospital of Pediatrics on February 26,
on the occasion of Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27).
During the visits, Trong affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State
regard public healthcare as an important strategic task. Doctors’ Day is
a chance for all people to honour and express their gratitude to
He lauded generations of medical staff for
overcoming difficulties, providing health check-ups and treatment to
people, and engaging in scientific research and training.
Trong said he hopes Vietnamese doctors will follow President Ho Chi
Minh’s teachings and strive to build a modern medical profession,
meeting the aspirations of the people. He also offered gifts to patients
at both hospitals.
As a national leading cancer
hospital, the 1,000-bed K hospital is always filled to capacity as the
number of patients rises by 5-10 percent per annum.
Bui Dieu, Director of K hospital, said with a population of 88 million,
Vietnam sees 170,000–200,000 cancer sufferers, and over 1 million
tumour patients every year, posing challenges for K hospital and the
The National Hospital of Pediatrics
boasts 1,250 beds and over 1,600 medical staff. Last year, it offered
health check-ups to 700,000 children and treatment to 60,000 using