Health sector urged to provide better healthcare services

Saturday, 2014-08-09 11:47:13
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaks at the conference.
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Nhan Dan Online - The health sector should continue to re-evaluate health-related legal documents and exert more efforts to overcome their limitations.


Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made this statement while attending a video conference to review the health sector's performance during the first half of 2014 and set tasks for the remaining months of this year.

The Deputy PM urged the entire sector to make greater efforts to improve the quality of medical check-ups and treatment, ease hospital overloads and ensure the sufficient provision of quality medicine.

Deputy PM Dam also asked localities to review health performances in different areas, from preventive medicine and treatment quality to the development of facilities and equipment.

Addressing the conference, Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the sector had made achievements in institutional reforms, investment in infrastructure and reforms in the financial and operational mechanisms of public health organisations.

The quality of medical examination and treatment had been improved and there were more beds at hospitals and more medical interventions and operations, she said, adding that the health sector had gradually dealt with overloading at hospitals.