Investment in developing the medical sector of Da Nang City with the family doctors/clinics model, and medical universities and research centers will be one of the elements contributing to Da Nang City becoming an international and integrated city. That was the main content of the working session between Mr. Le Trung Chinh – Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee and Mr. Erich Lejeune, Chairman of Heart for Heart - Foundation for Life (Germany), on October 10th.
Heart for Heart - Foundation for Life (Germany) is a non-governmental organization which has provided long-term and continuous support to the city’s medical sector in implementing programs related to congenital heart disease; sponsored a lot of high value medical equipment, trained doctors of the Da Nang Hospital and Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children to learn professional techniques abroad, and invite experts to teach directly in Da Nang City. Presently, the Foundation is sponsoring tuition fees for medical officials of Da Nang City to study the family doctors/clinics model in Munich (Germany).
At the meeting, Mr. Erich Lejeune said, in this business trip to Da Nang, Heart for Heart - Foundation for Life granted to the Da Nang Hospital a diagnostic imaging device for heart disease with a value of 125,000 EUR (more than 3 billion VND); and granted 04 scholarship packages for poor and good students of the University of Da Nang. Also, Mr. Erich Lejeune directly guided doctors of the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children in treating congenital heart disease for children; teaching life motivation for first-year and second-year students of the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Da Nang. In the coming time, the Chairman of Heart for Heart - Foundation for Life is going to establish an online Training Division connecting the Da Nang Hospital, the University of Da Nang and hospitals in Munich to directly share the models and methods of practice in heart disease treatment.
Mr. Erich Lejeune said Da Nang is a dynamic and developing city becoming more and more well-known all over the world. Thus, the establishment and development of universities specializing in medicine together with research and training centers will help the city create high-quality human resources in the field of medicine, meeting the requirements of international integration. Also, the establishment and development of family doctors will contribute to reducing the overload at hospitals and well serve the demand for medical examination and treatment of local people and tourists coming to Da Nang. Mr. Erich Lejeune also proposed to support the City’s Public Security connecting the Police Department of Munich to exchange and share experience in social security and traffic safety management.
On behalf of the City Leaders, Vice Chairman Le Trung Chinh highly appreciated the support of Mr. Erich Lejeune as Chairman of Heart for Heart - Foundation for Life to Da Nang City, specifically for the Da Nang Hospital in recent years; and requested him to continue supporting the City’s medical officials and doctors to well fulfill the training courses on the family doctors/clinics model held in Munich. Vice Chairman Le Trung Chinh confirmed, units receiving direct support from the Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life commit to effectively maximizing the use of the aid and equipment to contribute to the development of the City’s healthcare.
Highly appreciating the proposal of Mr. Erich Lejeune for supporting the establishment of research centers and universities specializing in medicine in Da Nang City, and connecting with related departments and agencies of Munich City, Vice Chairman Le Trung Chinh said that, the City government is willing to support and create conditions for cooperation projects between the Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life and partners in Da Nang City.
Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee suggested that Mr. Erich Lejeune continues by helping to connect the owner/organizer of Oktoberfest, a famous beer festival of Germany, with the Da Nang Department of Tourism to discuss making Oktoberfest festival an officially organized event in Da Nang City, contributing to the enrichment of tourism products in Da Nang City.