HCM City acts to ward off threat of MERS epidemic Health

HCM City acts to ward off threat of MERS epidemic

The HCM City Centre for International Health Quarantine has put in place all preventive measures to keep out Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, a top city health official said.
Son makes Dad prize wheelchair Society

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.
Lymphoma cancers increasing in Vietnam Health

Lymphoma cancers increasing in Vietnam

Malignant lymphoma, a type of cancer, is occurring with alarming frequency in Vietnam and the numbers are rising every year, says Nguyen Anh Tri, Director of the National Institute of Haematology and Central Blood Transfusion.
PM approves new HCM City hospital Health

PM approves new HCM City hospital

The Prime Minister has given the green light for building Cho Ray Hospital No 2 in HCM City with funding from ODA (official development assistance) loans from Japan.
Travel

More foreigners come for medical tourism

The Ministry of Health said the number of foreign patients treated by medical facilities in the country surged last year, bringing foreign currency earnings of some 1 billion USD, the Saigon Times Daily reported.
Society

Cho Ray Hospital takes care of foreign patients

More than 1,200 foreign patients have received medical care and treatment at Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City’s largest, since the beginning of this year, according to the hospital’s statistics.
Health

Foreigners visit Vietnam for medical treatment

About 100,000 foreigners visit Vietnam every year for medical treatment, bringing more than 1 billion USD of revenue to local hospitals, according to an article published on the English language news portal VietNamNet Bridge on August 7.
PPP necessary to reduce hospital overload Health

PPP necessary to reduce hospital overload

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has highlighted the significance of a public private partnership (PPP) model in raising healthcare quality and easing overload at public hospitals.
Hospital performs liver transplant operation Health

Hospital performs liver transplant operation

Doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City on September 18 announced that they have successfully performed an adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) with medical technology assistance from a Republic of Korea (RoK) liver transplantation team at the ASAN Medical Centre.