On March 18, 2016, Thua Thien Hue Oriental Medicine Association’s congress for the 2016 – 2021 tenure was held at Century Hotel with the participation of 100 official delegates. The congress meeting was chaired by Mr. Nguyen Thai Son – Head of Propaganda Department, Provincial Party’s Committee; Mr. Nguyen Dung – Vice Chair of the Provincial People’s Committee; Mr. Tran Giai – Vice Standing Chair of the Provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations.
In its last tenure, the Provincial Oriental Medicine Association conducted various activities to strengthen the association’s organization at all levels. The association currently has 9/9 subordinate associations at district, district-level town, city level and 43 subordinate associations at commune, ward, town level. Two new subordinate centers and eight association branches were established. There are 155 licensed oriental medicine clinics in the province, which are regularly renovated, updated and equipped with latest equipment, modern and traditional oriental medicine practices. During the 2014 Hue Festival, the Provincial Oriental Medicine Association, in collaboration with Hue Monuments Conservation Center, recreated the Royal House of Doctors within the exhibition space of Royal House of Medicine with royal health examination activities such as taking pulse, herbal medicine prescription provided for visitors. Charitable health examination in remote areas is a traditional activity of the Oriental Medicine Association with value of donated medicine to the poor totaled up to 4.2 billion VND.
The association’s researches helped gather quality information with practical value, disseminate medical and scientific information that helped enhance capacity of its members. The project “Collecting, translating and utilizing remedies prescribed by the House of Doctors under the Nguyen dynasty” was funded by the Provincial People’s Committee; it was also accepted and highly appreciated by the Council.
The congress elected the Executive Committee and the Standing Committee. Level 2 specialist doctor Dang Thi Mai Hoa was re-elected as Chairperson of Thua Thien Hue Oriental Medicine Association for the 2016 – 2021 tenure.
LE HOANG GIA UYEN