Site of Central Office for South Vietnam’s Civil Medicine Committee recognised as national historic

The People’ s Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh P rovince held a ceremony on December 19 to receive the certificate of national historical relic ranking for the site of the Civil Medicine Committee under the Central Office for South Vietnam.
At the handover ceremony
At the handover ceremony

According to the Resolution of the Party Central Committee dated January 23, 1961, the Central Office for South Vietnam was established to directly lead the revolution in the South. Under the leadership and direction of the Central Office for South Vietnam, several departments, branches and mass organisations were then established, such as the Communications Committee, the Security Committee, the Front, the Youth Committee, and the Civil Medicine Committee.

During its operation, the Civil Medicine Committee coordinated with the military medical forces to lead and direct the organisation of emergency and treatment of sick and wounded soldiers as well as to produce drugs,vaccines and other medical supplies and equipment to build training schools for cadres with intermediate and university qualifications to meet the needs of medical staff for the southern battlefield.

The location of the Civil Medicine Committee is considered historical evidence to research and introduce the history during the war against US imperialists in Vietnam.