The pledge was given at the working session between Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Chairman of Hanoi city People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, Vice Chairman of Hanoi City People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy and the capital health sector on February 9th.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Chairman of Hanoi City People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung
at the working session at Tay Mo precinct medical station (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Duc Dam led a government working mission to inspect public healthcare work for local people at Tay Mo precinct medical station in Nam Tu Liem district. Now, nine healthcare workers at the station are responsible for healthcare for over 24,000 people.

Chairman Duc Chung said that 560 out of its all 584 communes in Hanoi (96%) meet national standards for healthcare. The city has set a target to reach national medical standards at the end of 2017. In addition to that, Hanoi has 42 public hospitals with approximately 5,000 medical staff and 2,985 private medical facilities.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that the inspection was within the assessment of local healthcare development across the nation, aimed at better understanding the real situation as well as difficulties and inadequacies faced in healthcare. He also emphasised that disease prevention and early detection for prompt treatment is crucial. The grassroots health system and ward-level health centres, if receiving proper investment to improve their functions and powers, would contribute greatly to helping treat diseases and reducing the pressure and costs on the health system at the upper level.

At first, all people will receive initial and periodic medical examinations. After the initial examination, each citizen will be granted health data records that would be synchronised when going to a doctor. Such records would be referred to by health care professionals during examinations.

For example, an initial test result will be used when patients seek higher levels of medical checks or when using different medical facilities./.

Compiled by BTA