26/11/2016 08:25 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

PM urges diversifying resources for maritime medicine

Hai Phong, November 25 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested diversifying all possible resources to develop the Vietnam National Institute of Maritime Medicine (VINIMAM) – the first of its kind in Vietnam and the Southeast Asia, during a working session with its staff in the northern port city of Hai Phong on November 25.

The institute is tasked with conducting scientific research, joining disaster response at sea, offering training in maritime medicine, and providing first aid and health care to workers and people at sea.

It currently provides health check-ups and treatment to 100,000 people at sea each year.

The PM expressed his hope that the VINIMAM staff would further improve their professional and governance skills to deserve reputation as the country’s leading maritime medicine centre.

He also suggested adopting technological advances and pitching for investment from international organisations.

The Health Ministry, Vietnam Social Insurance and VINIMAM were asked to launch the model of medicine cabinets on vessels to better serve fishermen.

In the afternoon the same day, the Government leader issued an order to begin the construction of a five-star hotel and apartment complex worth 200 million USD in Hai Phong.

It is part of a riverside urban project which covers a site of 5ha in Le Chan district and is invested by Chuo Vietnam company.
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