At the event (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – A seminar discussing how to improve hospital quality management took place in Ho Chi Minh City on September 12-13.

Addressing the event, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said a number of hospitals have reduced waiting time for health check-ups, applied technological advances in examination and treatment, and cleaned up toilets.

The Health Ministry has issued a circular guiding the management of health check-ups and treatment quality at hospitals, a decision on adopting the national action programme on improving the capacity of check-ups and treatment between now and 2025.

Hospitals have also applied a code of norm to improve quality, which received financial and technical assistance from the European Union (EU).

Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the ministry’s Medical Services Administration, hailed the quality of hospitals in the south, which he said is better than that in the northern and central regions.

In the near future, the ministry will announce the result of assessing hospital quality in line with the code of norm and the rankings of outstanding hospitals while devising a circular guiding the appraisal of hospital quality for 2017.

At the event, co-hosted by the ministry and the EU, participants proposed hospital management models suitable for Vietnam.-VNA