Tang Chi Thuong, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Health Department, informed, “Faced with the urgent requirements to strengthen and restore the basic health system after a long period of fighting COVID-19, the Department has officially launched the first activity of the Improving basic medical capacities project. Concretely, the city sent 297 newly qualified doctors to health centers in neighborhoods, towns and cities in order to increase the number of caregivers”.
Support for health personnel
“After graduating, I enrolled in the Pilot Program organized by the Health Department of Ho Chi Minh City,” shared doctor Pham Vinh Anh, class of 2015-2021 at Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine. Ho Chi Minh City.
When the COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Anh joined the remote medicine team to provide telephone advice and examinations to COVID-19 patients treated at home. He remained in almost constant contact with health personnel during this period.
About her work at the health center, Vinh Anh had the opportunity to experience reality. He said: “I could see the overload of the basic medical staff in the treatment of COVID patients. So, I find that the project “Improving the basic medical capacities” is a perfect opportunity as well as a pride for freshly graduated doctors like me”.
According to Mr. Thuong, these doctors work for 12 months in health centers in neighborhoods, towns and cities under the professional guidance of doctors appointed by the Ministry of Health. During the remaining six months, these doctors will return to practice in hospitals.
“During their work in these health institutions, the doctors are supported by the city with 100% of the practice fees and benefited from living expenses (expected at 60 million VND for 12 months),” he said. -it added.-CVN/VNA