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Dak Lak (VNA) – As many as 18 communes in Central Highlands provinces have no medical stations, while 402 others have stations that are seriously degraded and so are unable to give initial health care services to locals, sounding the alarm that there is an urgent need to mobilise resources to improve the situation.

According to the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region, eight communes in Kon Tum, six in Gia Lai and four in Dak Nong are in need of health care stations.

Meanwhile, equipment in local clinics remains poor, while the number of doctors leaving their job in the facilities is growing, added the committee.

As an effort to deal with the issue, the committee has proposed that the Ministry of Health continue effectively implementing a number of projects, including the second phase of a project to give health care services to locals in the Central Highlands region with resources mobilised from regional localities.

Under the project, new medical stations will be built, while more equipment will be provided to existing facilities to meet the national standards.

The regional localities will continue sending students to medical schools to work in local health care stations, and design more support policies for doctors in communal clinics.

The committee also asked the Health Ministry to make plans to train doctors for specific regions across the country.

According to the committee, the Central Highlands region, home to numerous ethnic minority groups, has 721 communal health care stations, with 82.4 percent having doctors.-VNA