Speaking at the event, Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien, Director of the Department of Military Medicine, underlined that the center’s establishment would contribute to taking care of troops’ and people’s health, raising the Vietnam People's Army’s combat strength in the country’s process of industrialization and modernization, and improving combat readiness capabilities as well as the quality of radioactive and nuclear incidents prevention in any circumstances.

Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien, Director of the Department of Military Medicine, addressing the event

General Kien also affirmed that the center should be always ready to respond to high-tech war situations while promoting research in the science and military medical sector, applying advanced achievements in cancer early detection and diagnosis to operation.

Moreover, the center should expand scientific and technical cooperation with other countries in the region and the world, contributing to enhancing the status of the Vietnamese military medical sector in the international arena.

For his part, Senior Colonel Nguyen Duc Cong, Director of the Center for responding to radioactive and nuclear incidents, said that the center is tasked to give recommendations to the Department of Military Medicine, General Department of Logistics, the Ministry of National Defense on measures to deal with radioactive and nuclear incidents, conduct training courses and scientific research, and undertake search and rescue missions.

The center functions as a force responsible for coordinating with other relevant forces to respond to radioactive and nuclear incidents inside and outside the military, actively send forces and vehicles to deal with the incidents.

Equipment of the center

In addition, the center works with the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute, the Health Ministry and national medical facilities to do research, compile instructional and training materials to provide adequate professional knowledge for staff, and keep contact with international atomic energy agencies and the World Health Organization to update information related to training and scientific research.

Translated by Quynh Oanh