Reports at the conference showed that the military-civilian medical program has been implemented effectively over the past year, contributing to improving health of people, especially those in remote and border areas and on islands.

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien presenting insignia to Defense Deputy Minister, Sr. Lt. Gen. Tran Don

In 2018 alone, military-civilian hospitals gave medical examination to some 1.1 million patients and treatment to 50,000 in-patients. The system of the military-civilian clinics stationed in extremely needy localities, border areas and on islands alone provided medical examination and treatment for more than 40,000 patients.

The cooperation between military and civilian medical forces also contributed importantly to solving emergency cases, especially during natural disasters, epidemic outbreaks, and more.

In 2019, the MND and the MoH continue to conduct military-civilian medical activities to take good care of troops and civilians with a focus on remote localities and islands.

On this occasion, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien presented the “For the Cause of People’s Health” insignias to Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Tran Don, and Major General Tran Duy Giang, Chief of the General Department of Logistics. She also presented a congratulation bouquet to the military medical sector on its 73rd founding anniversary (April 16, 1946 - April 16, 2019).

Translated by Tran Yen