Update: 08:51 | 25/04/2020
The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases was honoured with the third-class Labour Order from the State President at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 24.
The honour aimed to recognise the hospital’s outstanding achievements in the treatment and care of patients infected with the acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19).
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presents third-class Labour Order to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
At the ceremony, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented the Labour Order to the leaders of the hospital, while conveying the greetings, praises and sincere thanks of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the medical staff – the white-shirted soldiers at the front line during the fight against the epidemic.
She said that following the call of Party and State leader Nguyen Phu Trong, the direction of Government and the PM, and the mobilisation of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, people around the country have joined hands, contributing to preventing the spread of the disease.
So far, Vietnam has gained initial successes with 224 cases recovering from the disease and no deaths, added the Vice President.
She also noted that with great effort, the people’s faith in the Party, State and Government as well as the international community’s appreciation, the profile of the country’s medical staff has been raised.
Vice President Thinh hailed the efforts made by the doctors, nurses and employees of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases to treat and care for over 50% of the whole country’s patients, including five severe cases.