Medical Association looks forward to 60th anniversary

Posted at: MONday - 14/04/2014 12:19 - post name: Nguyễn Thị Thùy

 
Medical Association looks forward to 60th anniversary

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam General Association of Medicine (VGAM), Prof. Dr. Sc. Pham Manh Hung, VGAM President, granted a VUSTA.VN reporter an interview about the association’s action plan in 2014:

Below are excerpts of the interview:

Reporter: Can you please talk about the development plan of the association in 2014?

Prof. Dr. Sc. Pham Manh Hung: The association will celebrate its anniversary and organise its national congress in 2015. We need cooperation of municipal and provincial People’s Committees to establish or re-establish municipal and provincial medical associations, recognise them as particular associations, and arrange budgets, human resources and office for their operation. The VGAM will take into consideration the admission of new members, maintain regular meetings of central and provincial members, and organise its national congress as regulated by its statute. The association will also place priorities to the consolidation of its headquarters towards friendliness and effectiveness so that it will be be able to unite its central and provincial members.

Reporter: Consultancy, judgement and social expertise activities have been effectively conducted by members of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). What is new in such activities of the association in 2014?

Prof. Dr. Sc.  Pham Manh Hung: The association have sent experts to the NA Committee on Social Affairs (PCSA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to work on circulars on such issues as health insurance, hospital overload, medical ethics, the National Medical Council, the practice of private health care in Vietnam, and the national policy on the prevention of alcohol abuse in the 2013-2020 period. VGMA has also actively coordinated with the Ministry of Health to inspect the operation of various private clinics. In January 2014, VGMA worked closely with the MoH to organise a symposium on building management capacity and improving the quality of medical tests.

In 2014, the association will work with VUSTA and PCSA to draft a law bill and national policy on compulsory health insurance; hospital overload, and the management of private clinics.  

Reporter: What will VGMA do promote the dissemination of medical knowledge?

Prof. Dr. Sc.  Pham Manh Hung: The VGMA will consolidate the board of editors of the Revue Mesdicale and Vietnam Medicine magazines. The association will also open a new English website and publish an insert of the Vietnam Medicine magazine.

The VMA will also urged its sub-committees to compose a Vietnam Medical Encyclopeadia in 2014. VGMA will also coordinate with relevant agencies and organisations to disseminate medical knowledge.

The association will also send delegation of experts to localities across the country to boost its image and disseminate valuable medical knowledge to medical officials.

Reporter: Will the VGMA attach importance to boosting external relations?

Prof. Dr. Sc.  Pham Manh Hung: The VMA received a delegation of the Takeda Science Foundation in March and will send a delegation to the conference of Medical Associations of Southeast Asian Nations (MASEAN) in Singapore in May.

Reporter: Thank you very much!

The Vietnam Medical Association (VMA), which gathers medical intellectuals nationwide, was established in 1955. VMA’s first President was Prof. Tran Huu Tuoc (1911-1983). It was renamed the Vietnam General Association of Medicine in 1960 and the Vietnam General Association of Medicine and Phamarcy in 1985. Many medical associations at both central and provincial levels have been established. The general association became a member of the Medical Association of Southeast Asian Nations. In 2014, the Phamarcy Association became a separate association so the Vietnam General Association of Medicine and Phamarcy was renamed the Vietnam General Association of Medicine.


Translated by Dic

 

Author: Bang Thanh
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