As today is the "Vietnam Doctor’s Day", we cannot but recall those teachers who came before us in life, the true physicians, the "honest physicians as kind mothers". They are such renowned people as the (Hải Thượng) Lazy Old Man Lê Hữu Trác, late Prof. Dr. Tôn Thất Tùng, late Prof. Dr. Hồ Đắc Dĩ, late Prof. Dr. Đặng Văn Ngữ and many other physicians... More, a lot of them were just ordinary physicians, lived and worked in real life, and quietly did their work to save people. All of them have contributed to the glory of our profession, and every minute, every second we live in full awareness of our professional responsibility, not just today.
Even up until now there have been so many sad and funny stories, good and bad stories, praises and criticisms surrounding our profession, but above all we do not know what to say other than to wish for the patient to quickly recover to return to their family, live happily and contribute their best to society.
Last word, we would like to quote a poem by Dr. Nguyễn Văn Luân - Director of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital, who has worked in the "surgery" job for over 40 years.
Vạn Hạnh in white
Remembering that morning’s bright sunny sky,
The first pickaxe stroke to break up the ground.
From that day until today
There have been thousands of days, maybe.
Hanging on to each other were old and young people.
We, Vạn Hạnh General Hospital,
Were in peaceful white
Though with sweat soaking.
Day by day, years passed by.
We all have a common love,
We all share a common path,
Loving patients like ourselves in sickness,
Loving patients like ourselves when missing
the soft hand of a gentle mother.
Let’s pass by all sorrows
And enjoy this white filled with “VẠN HẠNH”
Some images recorded of the "Vietnam Doctor’s Day" celebration, 27/02/1955 - 27/02/2011, at Vạn Hạnh General Hospital.
|Dr. Cát Huy Quang-Union President- announced the reason||The leaders of the Party Committee, People's Committee of District 10 and of the HCMC Department of Health attending|
Opening statement by Dr. Nguyễn Văn Luân, Director of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital
|Ms. Hồ Thị Loan - Representative of the Emulation Section of the HCMC People’s Committee announced the commendation & reward decision.|
Dr. Việt Thanh, Director of the Department of Health, congratulated Vạn Hạnh General Hospital on winning the "Outstanding Unit" Emulation Flag of the Ministry of Health.
|Vạn Hạnh General Hospital honours the physicians who have over 50 years of attachment to the care of patients (Dr. Director Nguyễn Văn Luân, Dr. Vice-Director Đặng Dung Thức)|
|The representative of the executive board of the Vạn Hạnh Trade Union received the "Overall Outstanding Hospital" emulation flag of the Vietnam Trade Union||Statement by Dr. Phạm Việt Thanh - Director of the HCMC Department of Health|
|Dr. Huỳnh Thị Kim Dung, Director General of Van Hanh General Hospital, offered flowers to thank the representative of the Department of Health - Dr. Director Phạm Việt Thanh.||Statement by Mr. Nguyễn Văn Lưu - Chairman of the District 10 People’s Committee|
Dr. Đặng Dung Thức, Vice-Director of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital, offered flowers to thank the representative of the District 10 People's Committee - Mr. Nguyễn Văn Lưu - Chairman of the District 10 People’s Committee
|Statement by Dr. Huỳnh Thị Kim Dung - Director General of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital limited liability Company|