COVID-19 fight – most outstanding highlight of health sector in 2021: PM

(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said COVID-19 prevention and control was the hardest job but the most outstanding highlight of the health sector in 2021.
COVID-19 fight – most outstanding highlight of health sector in 2021: PM - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the conference (Photo: VNA)

Chairing a conference held both online and offline in Hanoi on Thursday, PM Chinh said despite numerous difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam recorded important achievements, maintained political stability, safeguarded national territorial integrity, enhanced external relations, accelerated international integration, and ensured macro-economic balances. He attributed these achievements to exerted efforts by the health care sector in fighting the pandemic and promptly shifting to the strategy of safe, flexible adaptation to and effective control of COVID-19 while recovering the economy.

This year, the PM asked the health sector to continue focusing on the fight against the pandemic, accelerating the vaccination campaign in a safe, scientific and effective manner, enhance self-reliance in terms of vaccines, medicines, medical equipment and biological products while improving treatment and forecasting capacity.

Further attention must be paid to improving the quality of medical staff, perfecting financial regulations, strengthening the State management on pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, and pooling social resources for protection and care of people’s health, he said.

PM Chinh believed that the health sector will continue building on the past achievements and fulfill all assigned tasks this year.