Ministry to revamp family medicine model
The Ministry of Health will soon spell out what medicines and medical techniques should be used by ward- and commune-level health centres around the country to make the family medicine model more efficient and reassure patients.
Project improves healthcare services in coastal, island areas
A project to develop healthcare services in coastal and island areas through 2020 has showed good outcomes with remarkable improvements recorded in quality of medical services for local people.
Surge in HCM City’s insured AIDS patients
The proportion of people with HIV/AIDS in HCM City who have health insurance surged to 70 percent last February from 20 percent in April last year, according to the city HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre.
New system evaluates patients’ satisfaction in HCM City
“If you are not satisfied with the hospital’s service, please press here!”
Many health clinics lack standard wastewater treatment
Standard medical wastewater treatment systems have been set up in only 60 percent of total 13,000 healthcare clinics nationwide, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at a conference held in Hanoi on March 30.
Hanoi hosts 6th Vietnam-US pediatrics conference
The 6th Vietnam-US Pediatrics Conference officially opened in the Bach Mai General Hospital, Hanoi on March 30, bringing together leading domestic and foreign pediatric experts.
TB elimination faces hurdles
Shortage of funding and trained personnel, as well as social discrimination, are undermining Vietnam’s hard-won success in combating the scourge of tuberculosis.
900g-baby with congenital heart disease survived
Doctors of the HCM City-based Paediatrics Hospital No 1 have successfully performed a congenital heart surgery for a premature baby weighing 900grams, the lightest patient ever to receive the surgery.
HCM City expands “Proper Care” to eradicate tuberculosis
Ho Chi Minh City is expanding the “Proper Care” programme to some other districts in 2017 in an effort to accelerate the eradication of tuberculosis, said chairman of the city’s Public Health Association Dr. Le Truong Giang.
Hanoi to apply national vaccination management system
A national vaccination information management system will be applied at all vaccination facilities in Hanoi from April 1 in a bid to increase vaccination rates for under-one children in the city.
More efforts needed to prevent A/H7N9 from entering Vietnam
The Prime Minister has asked for higher vigilance on the spread of A/H7N9 avian flu, which is reportedly breaking out in neighbouring China.
Ha Tinh announces new avian flu A/H5N1 outbreak
A new outbreak of avian influenza A virus subtype H5N1 has been detected in the central province of Ha Tinh, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Data problems hinder IT application in health insurance
Incomplete data is among the issues hindering the application of information technology in health insurance, according to a report by the Ministry of Health’s Health Insurance Department.
Dialysis treatment extends patients’ lives
More than 26,000 people receive regular dialysis treatment in the country, which helps prolong their life.
Doctors complete double-chamber pacemaker surgery
Thu Duc District Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City implanted a double-chamber pacemaker in the body of a 51-year-woman who had an abnormally slow heart rate on March 23.
Japan, Vietnam develop medical laboratory network
Japan and Vietnam have signed an agreement on a technical cooperation project to improve the network of medical laboratories in Vietnam.
National vaccination management system launched
A national vaccination information management system was launched on March 24 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
Local administrations to play greater role in blindness prevention
Local administrations should play a greater role in the national strategy on blindness prevention, head of the national steering committee for blindness control Nguyen Viet Tien said.