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Ca Mau (VNA) – The southernmost province of Ca Mau has completed the national set of criteria on communal health care for 2011-2020, five years earlier than the Health Ministry’s general plan, said Director of the provincial Health Department Huynh Quoc Viet.

Accordingly, all communal medical stations have been upgraded and built, meeting required standards.

The ratios of doctors and beds to 10,000 people are 8.89 and 25.6, respectively, ranking fourth nationwide.

Up to 167 doctors are working in communal medical stations. Fifty-four out of 101 communes and wards have two doctors, accounting for 53 percent.

After more than five years of implementing the national programme on grassroots health care, local medical infrastructure have been upgraded and the quality of public health care has been improved.

Viet said the provincial health sector will continue improving the quality of medical stations so as to better serve local residents.-VNA