Urgently issue specific policies for medical staff, taking care of people's health is getting better and better

Speaking at the celebration of the 67th anniversary of Vietnam Doctors' Day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stated that "medical profession is a special profession" and the cause of better care and protection of people's health is always a priority. The top priority is the concern of the leaders of our Party and State. The Government directs ministries and branches to urgently study and propose to promulgate specific policies for health workers, overcome and handle inadequacies, and create a favorable environment for medical examination and treatment for the People. .

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh: "The medical profession is a special profession" and the cause of better care and protection of the People's health is always a top priority and a concern of the leaders of our Party and State. VGP/Nhat Bac photo

On the evening of February 27, in Hanoi, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the 67th anniversary of Vietnam Doctors' Day (February 27, 1955 - February 27, 2022) - a meaningful program honoring and gratitude to the team of doctors and medical staff nationwide, especially in the context of the country overcoming difficulties, being resilient and united in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

Also attending the program were Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, leaders of ministries, departments, branches and central agencies.

67 years ago, on February 27, 1955, President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to the Medical Staff Conference with thoughtful messages, profound, scientific, and timely instructions. strategic direction for the development of Vietnam's health sector. In the letter, Uncle Ho taught the medical profession to unite, to be both professional and ethical, to build a "scientific, national and mass" medicine; The doctor must be like a good mother.

Over the past 67 years, Uncle Ho's teachings have become a guideline, a light to guide generations of doctors to study, practice, strive, grow, dedicate and contribute to the cause of health care. people's health, serving the defense of the Fatherland, building the country.

Speaking at the celebration, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stated: The medical vow of "deep in medicine - good at medicine - rich in medical ethics" always lights up thoughts and actions in every doctor and medical staff. Generations of Vietnamese doctors have overcome the arduous and fierce years of war and are present on all battlefields to care for and treat wounded and sick soldiers and compatriots with wisdom and patriotism. lofty. The Prime Minister mentioned the big names of Vietnamese medicine such as Professor, Doctor Ho Dac Di, Doctor Vu Dinh Tung, Professor, Doctor Dang Van Ngu, Professor, Doctor Pham Ngoc Thach, Professor. , Doctor Ton That Tung, Professor, Doctor Nguyen Tai Thu…

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and other delegates attended the ceremony to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Vietnam Doctors' Day (February 27, 1955 - February 27, 2022). VGP/Nhat Bac photo

"We remember the thousands of doctors and medical staff who silently served in arduous and dangerous battlefields, many of whom heroically sacrificed their lives to contribute to the cause of national liberation and reunification. We remember the doctors and medical staff who served in poor and outdated medical facilities after the war to protect and take care of the people's health, whether in wartime or wartime. Peace, dedication to serving the compatriots and soldiers of the doctors and medical staff always leave a deep impression and gratitude in each of us," said the Prime Minister.

Also according to the Head of Government, looking back over 2 years when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and caused serious consequences around the world and our country, the "white shirt soldiers", "blooming heroes" are always the beautiful images of sacrifice, medical ethics, courage, kindness... We remember the medical staff and staff who wholeheartedly served in medical facilities, in hospitals and clinics. isolation areas, especially at the time when the COVID-19 epidemic was most complicated in Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces. More than 25,000 experts, medical staff, doctors and students of medical schools have not hesitated to work hard and dangerously to support localities.

"We remember the image of medical workers in protective suits in the middle of summer, drenched in sweat, wrinkled hands... Especially the gestures of kindness, patting, comforting, even caring. But perhaps the most haunting, tormenting thing for many doctors and medical staff is when they have to witness the moments of the line between life and death... then diligently, quietly preserve the belongings and mementos to give to the patient's family when they leave without their loved ones by their side... That is the source, the light of conscience, of compassion. , of morality, of a kind heart, as beloved President Ho Chi Minh once advised: A physician is not only responsible for saving and curing diseases, but also for lifting the spirits of the sick," the Prime Minister said. expression.

Along with that are doctors and medical staff who have served in medical facilities for people in all regions of the country with a working frequency regardless of day and night, shouldering the work many times more than normal. often because many colleagues have to strengthen their service to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic; doctors and nurses are on duty day and night, working at medical facilities in remote, isolated, border and island areas, etc. with many difficulties and hardships.

Thousands of health workers have not hesitated day and night to carry out the largest vaccination campaign ever in history. Currently, our country is one of the countries with the largest vaccination rate in the world, although access to vaccines is difficult, the population is large and the ratio of health workers to the population is still low. High vaccination rate is the basis for our country to confidently bring life back to normal, recovery and socio-economic development.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh: Leaders of the Party, State, Party organizations and authorities at all levels, and the entire People always appreciate, understand and share the difficulties, hardships and sacrifices of the industry. medical staff, doctors and medical staff. VGP/Nhat Bac photo

The Prime Minister emphasized: Leaders of the Party, State, Party organizations and authorities at all levels, and the entire People always appreciate, understand and share the difficulties, hardships and sacrifices of the medical profession. doctors, nurses and medical staff. In the call for compatriots, comrades and soldiers nationwide and our compatriots abroad to unite to defeat the COVID-19 epidemic, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong also praised the tireless efforts of the industry. health, and frontline forces fighting the epidemic.

In response to the epidemic, the People have united and joined forces with the Party, State and the health sector to overcome adversity and difficulties. Tens of thousands of billions of VND have been donated to the Vaccine Fund, building a field hospital, buying biological products, medical equipment... At the same time, many poems and profound songs by musicians and artists have appeared. Poetry and the people of the country dedicated to doctors and medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Prime Minister, these are spiritual values ​​that cannot be measured. With the tradition of solidarity, efforts and determination of the entire Party, people and army, in 2021 our country has achieved important and comprehensive results in many fields; including the very important contribution of the health sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and exposed many limitations for all health systems globally, including in developed countries. Many countries have learned lessons and plan to build health systems to withstand unexpected events, including pandemics. Over the past years, our country's health sector has had a comprehensive development in many aspects, the quality of medical examination and treatment, the application of technology and science and innovation in the field of medicine and pharmacy has developed, in some areas not inferior. from advanced countries in the world, is trusted by the People and supported by international friends. However, the COVID-19 epidemic has revealed inadequacies to our country's health system. The physical facilities, especially the preventive medicine system, the grassroots health care system are still limited, especially human resources; the treatment regime for doctors, medical staff and medical staff is not commensurate; force of doctors and medical staff,

The cause of better care and protection of the People's health is always a top priority and concern of the Party and State leaders, the Prime Minister emphasized. We still have a lot of work to do to further meet the People's expectations. People want medical facilities to be cleaner, more civilized and more convenient; prices of medical examination and treatment, medicines, biological products and medical supplies are better managed, more public and transparent; more appropriate and effective mechanisms and policies on health insurance and social insurance...

The epidemic is basically under control, but complicated developments are still present. In order to implement "safe adaptation, flexibility, and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic", creating an important foundation for rapid recovery and sustainable socio-economic development, the health sector's mission is very important. heavy. According to the Prime Minister, to reduce the hardship for the team of doctors and medical staff; At the same time, to protect the health of themselves, their families and the community, each citizen needs to raise the awareness of "everyone for everyone" in observing health regulations, epidemic prevention, vaccination, etc. is a very important and decisive factor; rights, obligations and responsibilities of each citizen.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh: Every Vietnamese person wants to say gratitude, thanks, words of sharing, understanding, and consensus to doctors and medical staff with a proud and noble mission. "A doctor is like a good mother". VGP/Nhat Bac photo

The Prime Minister proposed all levels, branches and localities and urged the people of the country to continue to focus highly, effectively, with the highest sense of responsibility for the Immunization Campaign, which promotes vaccination. for children to ensure safety, science and effectiveness to protect their health and help them return to school safely.

The Prime Minister affirmed that the Government within its competence will concretize guidelines and policies of the Central Committee, the Politburo, the Secretariat and the National Assembly; especially Resolution No. 20 of the 6th Plenum of the 12th Central Committee on strengthening the protection, care and improvement of people's health in the new situation, has determined: "Medical profession is a special profession. Human resources Healthcare professionals must meet professional and ethical requirements and must be specially selected, trained, employed and treated.

The Government directs Ministries and sectors to urgently study and propose to promulgate specific policies for health workers, such as: Raising the level of vocational incentive allowances for public employees working in public health facilities; improve the capacity and efficiency of preventive medicine and grassroots health care; renewing policies on selection, training, employment and remuneration to attract medical human resources in epidemic prevention and control and medical examination and treatment; encourage qualified staff to work in remote, isolated and disadvantaged areas...; handle inadequacies related to policies of health insurance, social insurance, price management of medical examination and treatment, drugs, biological products, medical supplies, management and administration of medical facilities, creating favorable environment to examine and treat the People.

At the same time, the Government directed the Ministry of Health to coordinate with ministries, branches and localities to continue focusing on the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control program, focusing on protecting vulnerable people and people at risk. tall, people on the front lines against the epidemic; do not let the health crisis, overload the health system; strengthen patient management early, remotely, from the facility, especially patients at home.

The Prime Minister emphasized, we are also absolutely not negligent, subjective, or let down our guard against new strains; more rapidly deploying vaccination, ensuring safety, science, rationality and efficiency; focus on researching the 4th injection, expeditiously research and refer to international experience to deploy vaccination for children from 5 years old to under 12 years old; promote the application of science, technology and digital transformation; promote research, develop epidemic response scenarios, ensure the initiative in drug treatment; strengthen information and communication, raise people's awareness; supervise, inspect, reward and discipline strictly and in a timely manner.

"On the occasion of the celebration of Vietnam Doctors' Day; once again, I send my best wishes to all the doctors, officials, employees and workers of the health sector in all parts of our country. Every Vietnamese person wants to say gratitude, thanks, words of sharing, understanding, and consensus to doctors and medical staff with the proud and noble mission of "Doctors are like mothers. sage "to take care and protect the people's health, contribute to building a healthy nation, a prosperous, powerful and prosperous country!", the Prime Minister said.

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According to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, following the advice of beloved Uncle Ho, during the past years, under the close leadership and direction of the Party, State, generations of doctors and medical staff, Ministries, civil servants, public employees and workers of the health sector have constantly made great efforts to overcome many difficulties and challenges to build a stronger and stronger health sector in Vietnam and improve service quality. health care to better meet the health care needs of the people. The team of Vietnamese doctors has approached and mastered most of the advanced medical techniques, and at the same time, actively and creatively created many new treatment methods. Many medical techniques of Vietnam are recognized and appreciated by the international community and have been widely applied.

In particular, over the past 2 years with the emergence and outbreak of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for the health sector and the team of doctors. The health sector has made tireless efforts, white-shirted soldiers with the glorious mission of putting people's health and life first, first of all, have been dedicated, conscientious, dedicated and decisive, proactively and flexibly with epidemic prevention and control measures. Many unprecedented professional measures in testing, isolation, treatment and vaccination have been implemented with the sole purpose of quickly controlling and repelling the epidemic, bringing peace to the people, and making decisions. best care for the health of the people.

The Health Minister affirmed: Generations of doctors will continue to unite with one heart, constantly striving, training, improving professional qualifications, cultivating medical ethics to well fulfill the glorious mission set by the Party. , the State, the People assign in the cause of care and protection of the People's health.

Ha Van

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