Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked doctors and medical staff in the program “White shirt soldier” on the evening of February 27 on the occasion of Vietnam Doctors’ Day.
The Prime Minister called doctors and nurses “soldiers in white”, “heroes in blouses”, beautiful images of sacrifice, medical ethics, courage, kindness… in the context of Covid-19 outbreak causing serious consequences globally and domestically.
At a time when the epidemic was complicated in Ho Chi Minh City and other localities, more than 25,000 experts, doctors, medical students, and medical students set out to support. The Prime Minister recalled the image of sweaty medical staff in protective suits in the middle of summer, wrinkled hands, as they gently patted, comforted, cared for patients’ family members, witnessed the moment of life and death. He also mentioned the group of doctors and nurses who work day and night for their colleagues to fight the epidemic, stay on duty at medical facilities in remote, isolated and border areas. world, islands.
Thousands of health workers carried out an unprecedented vaccination campaign in history. As a result, Vietnam has become one of the countries with the highest vaccination rates in the world. High vaccination rate is the basis for the whole country to confidently return to normal life, recovery and socio-economic development.
According to the Prime Minister, the Covid-19 epidemic has revealed the inadequacies of the health sector in the country. The system of preventive medicine and grassroots health care is still limited. Human resources, treatment regimes for doctors and medical staff are not commensurate, and there is a shortage of medical staff at the grassroots. Therefore, he believes that there is still much work to be done to meet people’s expectations with the health system. For example: Clean, civilized and convenient medical examination and treatment facilities; prices of medical examination and treatment, drugs, biological products and medical supplies are well managed, more public and transparent; more appropriate and effective insurance mechanisms and policies…
The head of the Government also said that the task of the medical industry is very heavy, in the context of complicated epidemic developments, the whole country can safely adapt, control Covid-19 and recover and develop the economy. sustainable society. To reduce the burden on the medical profession, he called on each citizen to raise the awareness of “everyone for everyone” in the observance of regulations, epidemic prevention and vaccination, etc. Continue to focus on the vaccination campaign. , in which promoting safe, scientific and effective vaccination for children.
At the ceremony, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long also expressed gratitude to the doctors and medical staff and their relatives and families, recognizing the tireless efforts of the medical industry over the past time.