Like many other countries in the region, Vietnam faces the question of how to care for its ageing citizens, most essentially when it comes to providing health care.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued an urgent notice requiring strong measures to prevent avian influenza viruses including H7N9 from entering Vietnam.
Doctors from Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi have reported at least one patient everyday hospitalised due to herbicide poisoning, popularly known as paraquat poisoning.
Although the number of Zika virus infection cases have dropped, the disease could break out on a large scale if no preventive plan was implemented since the beginning of the year, said a health expert.
Communicable diseases from around the world could enter Vietnam and spread easily if the country does not improve prevention and control, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department.
As many as 10,000 units of blood are expected to be collected during the Xuan Hong (Red Spring) Festival 2017, which will open on February 18.
The first case of totally drug-resistant tuberculosis in the southern province of Dong Nai is being treated at the provincial Lung Hospital.
The Ministry of Health has asked people across the country to take protective measures against hand, foot, and mouth disease after data from the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine showed that over 2,100 people had contracted the disease in 57 localities this year.
The epidemics abroad are likely to break out in Vietnam unless preventive measures are taken, head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Tran Dac Phu said at a seminar in Hanoi.
An increase in drug- resistant malaria cases in many regions nationwide is of growing concern to community health, experts have warned.
At least seven people died following a suspected case of food poisoning in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on February 13, the provincial People’s Committee reported.
The Prime Minister has approved a non-refundable aid package from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen community links in HIV prevention.
The Prime Minister has approved a national programme to control rabies in pet dogs and humans by 2021 with the aim of stamping out the disease.
Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City have been striving to improve the quality of examinations and treatment and patient satisfaction at appropriate costs and prices.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) plans to hold more unscheduled inspections of food hygiene and safety in food production and trading this year.
The Preventive Medicine Department said it will increase the monitoring of those who return from African and Latin American countries, where yellow fever outbreaks are occurring.
HCM City’s Children Hospital 1 on February 10 was awarded the first prize for medical service quality at the Medical Check-up and Treatment Quality Awards 2016 for its “red-alert” first aid procedure.
The Health Ministry has reported that HIV carriers in the country has numbered 231,000, with 87,000 having developed full-blown AIDS, and HIV infection in community has continuously been kept under 0.3 percent.