Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (front, right) and officials visit the hall of traditions of the 108 Military Central Hospital on April 19 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi-based 108 Military Central Hospital held a ceremony on April 19 to mark
its 70th founding anniversary (April 1) and receive the “Labour Hero
in the Renewal Period” title.
Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong, Secretary of the Central Military Commission, was among the
distinguished guests at the event.
On behalf of the Party and
State leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam presented the hospital with the
“Labour Hero in the Renewal Period”, a noble title of the State bestowed upon
those with particularly excellent achievements in their duty performance.
Applauding the hospital’s
proud attainments, he said its medical workers and scientists have made
breakthrough development in both quantity and quality, and that they have
mastered the most cutting-edge medical equipment and complicated techniques to
save patients with fatal illnesses and conduct historic organ transplant
The hospital has done a good
job of providing in-depth training for lower-level hospitals to help with
developing the national healthcare network, Dam said, noting that it is also a
bright example of reforming the management model.
Though the 108 Military
Central Hospital is a military establishment, it has not limited its activities
to giving medical examination and treatment to those serving in the army or
conducting studies and training in military medicine, but it has brought into
play its advantages to contribute to public health care, which has in turn
helped enhance the hospital’s military medical capacity, according to the
The official told the
hospital to push ahead with developing personnel with political firmness, good
morality, and high professional capacity; step up scientific research and
intensive training; boost cooperation with domestic and international
healthcare, research, and training establishments; work to equip itself with
the most up-to-date technologies and techniques; and stay ready to respond to
any disaster or war condition.
He also requested continued
efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control while asking ministries and sectors,
especially the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Health, to
create the best possible conditions for the hospital to fulfill its glorious
but also heavy duties.
In his remarks, Hospital
Director Lt. Gen. Mai Hong Bang recalled that the Yen Trach Central Hospital,
the predecessor of the 108 Military Central Hospital, was set up in the Viet
Bac revolutionary base 70 years ago, with a military medical team of only 30
Throughout the wartime and
the Renewal period, the hospital has weathered every difficulty and challenge
and is now one of the five special national hospitals and among the leading
scientific research and medical training centres in Vietnam./.