Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented the title of "People’s Doctor" to Associate Prof. Dr. Tran Huu Binh; Associate Prof, Dr. Doan Quoc Hung; Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Tuan; Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Uoc, and Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Kim Viet. They are former and incumbent leaders of important faculties and institutes of different central hospitals. Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan said that the doctors receiving the title have shown excellent talent, knowledge, ethics and personality of a doctor and a teacher. He expressed his hope that amidst the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hanoi Medical University will show strong performance in enhancing the quality of personnel training for health sector of Hanoi and the whole country, while conducting research for new technologies for the sector. Associate Prof. Dr. Doan Quoc Hung, Vice Principal of the Hanoi Medical University, said that he is proud of his … [Read more...] about Vice President presents title of “People’s Doctor” to five doctors
Doctor lauded for selfless contributions
The delegation visited the family of late Vietnamese heroic mother, Bui Thi Me, former Deputy Minister of Health; and Hero of Labor and former Deputy Minister of Health, Doctor Doan Thuy Ba. Leaders commemorated late Vietnamese heroic mother, Bui Thi Me who made great contributions to the health sector of the country. On behalf of city’s leaders, Mr. Nen conveyed his best wishes to her family and hoped that members will continue to develop meaningful family traditions. He also expressed his profound gratitude to Doctor Doan Thuy Ba who is one of the typical health-care workers for her dedication to the healthcare field and revolutionary cause, and sent the best wishes to the doctor’s family. Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen (C) visits the family of late Vietnamese heroic mother, Bui Thi Me. (Photo: SGGP) The delegation of HCMC's leaders visits Hero of Labor and former Deputy Minister of Health, Doctor Doan … [Read more...] about HCMC Party Chief congratulates veteran doctors on Vietnam Doctor’s Day
WUHAN: A year after his death from COVID-19, residents in the Chinese city of Wuhan say they remain grateful to the "whistleblower" doctor who first sounded the alarm about the outbreak before it received official recognition. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in the city, became one of the most visible figures in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan when he tried to sound the alarm about its appearance, but was reprimanded by police for "spreading rumours". The 34-year-old's death from the virus on Feb 7 led to an outpouring of public mourning and rare expressions of anger online. Several days later Zhong Nanshan, a renowned epidemiologist, shed tears for Li in an interview with Reuters, calling him a "hero of China". But when President Xi Jinping honoured the "heroes" of the "people's war" against the virus in September, there was no mention of Li's contribution. While people on the streets around Li's hospital say life in the city has mostly returned to … [Read more...] about Wuhan residents remember COVID-19 ‘whistleblower’ doctor a year after his death
At the event (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The Voice of Ho Chi Minh City (VOH), the local official radio broadcasting station, together with the municipal Health Department hosted the first Vietnam medical achievement award ceremony on February 26 to honour 16 contributions to the community’s wellbeing in 2020 from across the nation. The contributions were voted by the public from 22 nominations selected by the award’s council of professionals. Three months after its launch, the award received more than 60 nominations from medical facilities nationwide. Among the winners were the work of doctors at the Cu Chi COVID-19 treatment hospital – the first of its kind in Vietnam, and medical staff at the HCM City Centre for Diseases Control. Since the pandemic begin in the country, hundreds of medical workers in Ho Chi Minh City have taken turns to be at the hospital, while preventive medicine workers at the centre have worked day and night on contact-tracing and testing … [Read more...] about First Vietnam medical achievement award calls 16 winners
PARUNG, Indonesia: A petite, withered woman in her 80s arrived at Rumah Kucing Parung (Parung House of Cats), a one-storey house decorated in neon yellow paint in the semi-rural area of Parung, one-and-a-half-hour drive away from Jakarta. She came in her son's white van, carrying 10 cats of varying sizes. The shelter’s founder Dita Agusta said the lady was moving in with his son in the city of Bandung, after years of living alone in Jakarta. The son, however, told his mother that she can only bring two of her 20 cats. “This is her second visit,” 46-year-old Agusta said of the octogenarian after she took the woman on a tour of the shelter to greet the eight cats she had handed over on a previous visit. “The woman insisted on accompanying her son to the shelter even though it is a long drive away from her home. She was worried that her son would throw away her cats if she hadn’t come along.” Agusta has heard about similar stories before. Since converting a portion of … [Read more...] about Indonesian woman converts home into shelter for more than 300 stray and abandoned cats
SINGAPORE: A man who holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has been lauded for his contributions to geo-technological sciences was jailed 18 days on Tuesday (Feb 9) for molesting a woman on a train. Shen Ruifu, 54, made donations to women's rights group AWARE Singapore after the offence, the court heard. He pleaded guilty to one charge of using criminal force on a 39-year-old woman to outrage her modesty on a train. The act took place on the journey between Ang Mo Kio and Bishan MRT stations on Dec 12, 2018. The court heard that the victim boarded a train at Ang Mo Kio at about 7.40am on Dec 12, 2018. She stood near the door and began looking at her phone to pass time on her journey. Shen, who was already in the train carriage, stood on the victim's right and faced a different direction. About five minutes after she boarded the train, the victim felt something scratching her inner thigh. She looked down and saw Shen's hand touching her inner thigh … [Read more...] about Man jailed for molesting woman on the train; judge notes he donated to AWARE after incident
KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Calvin Koh is a budding neurosurgeon but he has spent the last year in what he describes as “COVID mode”. The 30-year-old has been deployed by the Ministry of Health to the frontline of Malaysia’s COVID-19 response, testing suspected cases, briefing them and treating those who require attention. Dr Koh said the creases on his face have deepened from wearing a mask for long periods. Besides a mask, he dons other personal protective equipment that trap heat and sweat while he works. He does so without any complaint. “Serving the country is part of my job,” said Dr Koh. “But I really hope this ends soon. Some Malaysians were not following standard health protocols, and this has made us quite tired,” he added. Dr Koh has served in two designated hospitals handling COVID-19 cases – Sungai Buloh Hospital near Kuala Lumpur in 2020 and Permai Hospital at Johor Bahru in 2021. While he works the same number of hours per shift in both hospitals, he … [Read more...] about IN FOCUS: After grappling with COVID-19 for more than a year, is Malaysia finally turning the corner?
Source: 3dom, photographer/flickr free image Some people seem born to nurture others. Researchers haven’t yet located a “nurturing gene ,” but it’s almost axiomatic that by nature some individuals experience an inclination far exceeding the norm to serve others. On the other hand, an abundance of nurturing people learned to be that way because of how their parents raised them. Typically—though not always (a necessary qualification)—the messages they repeatedly received were that their fundamental value resided in putting their mother’s and/or father’s wants and needs ahead of their own. When, consciously or not, they complied with their parents’ tacit demands, they were rewarded: words of approval, acceptance, and love routinely followed their self-denying, martyr-like behavior. And even if their selfless, un-child-like conduct didn’t “earn” them particularly positive messages, over time they became acutely aware that not adopting a subservient role led to criticism, … [Read more...] about When Is Nurturing Behavior Not Nurturing to Your Partner?
SINGAPORE: Singapore is frequently lauded when it comes to housing policy. Its home ownership rate of more than 90 per cent of the population is one of the highest in the world and is much higher than the home ownership rates in developed countries. Among developed urban centres like Seoul, Tokyo or Hong Kong, Singaporeans occupy a large per square foot per person of living space. Our public housing programme is well known for its quality of construction and design, including complementary amenities such as community centres, playgrounds, shops, sport facilities and so on. While in most countries, public housing is meant for low-income households, in Singapore, it provides options for nearly all socio-economic classes. FROM THE SLUMS TO A HOME-OWNING SOCIETY In the 1950s, most of Singapore was living in slum-like, overcrowded conditions, with poor sanitation, safety standards and construction quality. Many lived in squatter settlements of attap, wood and zinc. … [Read more...] about Commentary: An over-emphasis on home ownership can come at a cost to society. Time for a review of public housing policy
SINGAPORE: At the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) screening centre, one important part of the defence against the pandemic has been none other than ice cream. Charmaine Manauis is hardly joking when she says that. She is the lead consultant in infectious diseases at Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s emergency department, which is in charge of the screening effort. “Ice cream is important; it makes us happy. You see everyone — they have ice cream, they perk up,” the doctor said about her colleagues, and herself. “Plus, it’s hot inside the personal protective equipment. So they love eating ice cream (in the pantry) during their break.” She is certainly not kidding about feeling the heat under their yellow gowns, shower caps, gloves, goggles and N95 masks, which they wear throughout their seven- to 10-hour shifts, except during breaks. “When I remove my yellow gown, I’m usually drenched. It’s really hot,” she said. “When I remove (my mask), then I feel as if I can … [Read more...] about Inside Singapore’s COVID-19 screening centre, on the front line against the disease