The signing ceremony between hospitals under the Ministry of Health and healthcare establishments in the disadvantaged areas (Source: CPV)

It is part of the pilot project to send voluntary young doctors to disadvantaged areas, including border and island localities and especially focusing on 62 poor districts which are currently in need of nearly 600 doctors in 15 areas of specialty.

The Ministry of Health organized a ceremony in Hanoi to see off the doctors to the disadvantaged areas.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the project is a breakthrough for the health sector in ensuring skilled personnel presence, and meeting the healthcare demands of people, in disadvantaged localities. It also helps local people in gaining access to better healthcare services, while reducing overload in central hospitals and wastefulness.

The Ministry is considering to compile documents on young volunteer doctors’ responsibility for the community.

Launched in February 2013, the pilot project aims to ensure the sustainability of skilled medical staff, with a view to sending more than 300 young doctors to work in disadvantaged districts by 2020. After completing missions, these doctors will continue working in hospitals under the Ministry of Health./.

Compiled by BTA