NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the event

The NA Chairman made the request during his visit to the university on June 10 in Hanoi. He was accompanied by Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang and other leaders of relevant ministries.

At the meeting, the university director Lieutenant General Do Quyet briefed NA Chairman Hue and his entourage on the university’s development and achievements. He highlighted the university’s effective care for troops and people’s health, its active engagement in defense diplomacy and international cooperation activities, such as the deployment of the level-2 field hospital (L2FH) No. 2 in South Sudan and the training for personnel of L2FH No. 4.

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his entourage talking with volunteers for the clinical trial of NanoCovax vaccine

General Quyet added that the university has sent personnel, cadets and medical equipment to support Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces, two COVID-19 hotbeds, in testing and treating COVID-19 patients. Its test kits have been used by over 100 medical facilities nationwide and exported to 18 countries.

Delighted at the university’s good task performance over the past time, NA Chairman Hue highly valued its staff, cadets and troops’ great efforts and contributions, especially to the COVID-19 prevention and control efforts. He highlighted their vanguard role in the field and their deserving to be Uncle Ho’s soldiers.

The top legislator also asked the MMU to develop appropriate development strategies and policies to build it into a leading medical research and educational institution in the country.

NA Chairman Hue and other delegates visiting a lab at the MMU

The university was also requested to focus on developing key medical techniques and improve diagnosis, care and treatment capacities to better serve troops and people and other unscheduled missions.

Emphasizing the importance of vaccine research and trials in the current context and in future, NA Chairman Hue urged the university to complete the third stage of clinical trials of NanoCovax vaccine to soon have vaccines for the community.

He also asked the Defense Ministry and other relevant agencies to create favorable conditions for the university to build a center for studying and developing vaccines against communicable diseases in humans.

Translated by Mai Huong