During the visit, Deputy PM Dam inquired after volunteers’ health and thanked and praised their good deeds and bravery, which will contribute positively to preventing the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the working session

According to Director of the Military Medical University Lieutenant General Do Quyet, the first three volunteers’ health is still in a stable condition after being injected with the vaccine on December 17. They returned home on December 20 after 72 hours under a close watch and care of doctors and experts.

On the occasion, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam had a working meeting with the Military Medical University.

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam inquires after a volunteer

Having been briefed on the university’s task performance over the past time and its human trial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Dam highly appreciated and praised the military school and Nanogen Company for their efficiency and achievements in developing and testing COVID-19 vaccine. He asked relevant units to run against the time to complete the trial of the vaccine. The success of the human trial of the vaccine will help Vietnam successfully combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dam said that together with COVID-19 vaccine production, Vietnam should pay attention to taking measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2. He also asked the Ministry of National Defense and the Military Medical University to collaborate with the Institute of Biotechnology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology to develop a plan on the construction of a vaccine research center.

He agreed with the Military Medical University’s proposal to add emergency and disaster response, and military medicine contents to defense and military education program and entrusted the university and units under the Health Ministry to realize the project.

Translated by Tran Hoai