Vietnam News Today (Feb 28): Leaders show gratitude to healthcare workers on Vietnamese Doctors’ Day
Leaders show gratitude to healthcare workers on Vietnamese Doctors’ Day
On February 6, 1985, the Council of Ministers (now the Government) issued a decision to take February 27 as the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on Friday extended sincere greetings, thanks and gratitude to all Vietnamese healthcare workers who have made great sacrifice to protect people’s health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic time, according to VGP.
Dam, who is Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, said the international community spoke highly of Viet Nam’s capacity in the fight against the pandemic, in which healthcare workers have played the central role.
He called on Vietnamese people to show gratitude and solidarity to our healthcare workers by effectively implementing the instructions of the Ministry of Health.
Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented the title of “People’s Doctor” to five lecturers of the Ha Noi Medical University, at a ceremony the same day.
On February 25, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a flower basket to congratulate doctors and medical staff on the front line in the fight against COVID-19 in Hai Duong Province – the current biggest hotspot in Viet Nam.
Also on February 25, Secretary of the Ha Noi Municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue inspected COVID-19 prevention and control at Thanh Nhan Hospital on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the national doctors’ day./.
Politburo holds meeting with former Party officials
The Politburo and the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Secretariat hosted a gathering in Hanoi on February 27 with former members of the 12th Politburo, PCC’s Secretariat and PCC.
Chairing the event, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong said the Politburo and the PCC’s Secretariat highly value the great contributions that the former officials have made to the Party, people and country during the time they held important positions in central and local agencies.
He highlighted that the country had reaped comprehensive achievements last year. The entire Party, people and army stood united and fulfilled the working programme for the tenure.
|General view of the meeting. (Photo: NDO)|
After the 13th National Party Congress, the people have demonstrated their trust in the Party’s leadership and the country’s future, despite the impact of the pandemic.
The Party chief wished that the former Party officials will continue to make contributions to the Party, people and nation, and lend their experience in addressing important issues of the country.
Participants expressed their belief that the 13th Politburo, PCC’s Secretariat and PCC will lead the country to a higher development level in the near future.
They pledged to continue contributing to the Party’s cause and strengthening solidarity in the Party, as reported by NDO.
Congratulations to new leaders of African Union, Democratic Republic of Congo
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on February 25 sent a letter of congratulations to President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi on his assumption of the rotating Chairmanship of the African Union (AU).
On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also cabled a congratulatory message to Moussa Faki Mahamat on his re-election as Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC).
Also on February 25, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message of congratulations to Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge on the occasion of his appointment as Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, NDO reported.
Rotating Chairman of the African Union Félix Tshisekedi (Photo: VNA)
Outcomes of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party's 11th National Congress informed to Vietnam
Outcomes of the 11th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) were informed to the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) at a video conference on February 26.
At the event, Soonthorn Xayachak, Secretary of the LPRP Central Committee and head of the committee’s Commission for External Relations, who is the Special Envoy of General Secretary of the LPRP and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, said that the LPLP’s 11th National Congress was a success, becoming an important milestone to a new development period of the revolution of Laos.
The congress approved a Political Report of the 10th LPRP Central Committee, along with socio-economic development in the 2021-2025 period, as well as the amendment and supplementation of the LPRP Charter, and reviewed the leadership of the 10th LPRP Central Committee. The congress also elected the 11th LPRP Central Committee.
Soonthorn Xayachak, Secretary of the LPRP Central Committee and head of the committee’s Commission for External Relations, at the videoconference. (Photo: VNA)
Soonthorn Xayachak thanked the CPV Central Committee, CPV General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong as well as leaders of the Party, State and major agencies of Vietnam for extending congratulations to the congress and their Lao counterparts. He also thanked Vietnam for supporting Laos in organising the congress, while congratulating the CPV on the success of its 13th National Congress.
For his part, Hoang Binh Quan, head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and Special Envoy of Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, showed his delight at the fruitful results of the LPLP’s 11th National Congress and the election of deputies to the 9th Lao National Assembly, describing them as important political events of Laos, opening up a new period in the national defence and construction of Laos, as reported by NDO.
Viet Nam confirms six new COVID-19 cases
Viet Nam confirmed six new community infection cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the national patient tally to 2,432.
All the latest cases were recorded in the northern province of Hai Duong.
With these cases, the total number of local infections rose to 837 in 13 provinces and cities since January 27.
|Two medical workers perform contact tracing in Hai Duong Province, February 4, 2021 (Photo: VNE)|
The same day, five more patients were declared free of the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 1,844.
The nation is placing 63,998 people under medical surveillance and quarantine nationwide. Of these, 561 are being kept at hospitals, 11,995 at State-designated facilities and 51,442 at places of residence.
As the COVID-19 situation has been brought under control, Ha Noi and several other localities have decided to reopen schools next week, according to VGP.
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