Central Eye Hospital tasked with becoming advanced ophthalmological centre

Friday, 2017-11-24 17:39:34
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and doctors of the Central Eye Hospital (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on joint efforts from doctors, nurses and staff members of the Central Eye Hospital to improve their healthcare and develop the hospital into an advanced ophthalmological centre in the region.

The Government leader made the call at a ceremony held by the Central Eye Hospital in Hanoi, on November 24, to mark its 60th founding anniversary and receive an Independence Order, third class.

He congratulated the hospital staff for their significant achievements in preventing and controlling trachoma and Vitamin A deficiency (VAD), which is the leading cause of preventable blindness.

He also appreciated the hospital’s contributions to ophthalmological research and training as hundreds of research programmes have been conducted and successfully applied.

He stressed the need to enhance human resources training and improve the quality of health check-ups and treatment at the hospital in order to satisfy the needs of patients, while developing a green, safe and friendly environment for patients.

It is also necessary to strengthen international cooperation and exchange experience with medical facilities in countries with advanced healthcare systems, he added.

The ceremony was held at the same time as the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Ophthalmological Society’s 2017 Congress, which attracted the participation of more than 1,600 delegates from Vietnam and 80 international experts from France, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Taiwan (China), Singapore and the Republic of Korea.

Apart from the announcement of the latest research in ophthalmology, the congress will feature an exhibition showcasing products and equipment used in medical and surgical eye disease treatment.