Gap remains in hospital quality: experts Health

Gap remains in hospital quality: experts

A pilot programme on national hospital quality assessment has resulted in positive results, but a gap between policy objectives and operations still exists, hospital officials have said.
Hospital visits peak in winter Society

Hospital visits peak in winter

The record cold spell with temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius over the past four days led to an increase in hospitalisations among children and the elderly for respiratory-related sicknesses.
Health

Ministry unveils new plan to curb antibiotics abuse

Alarmed by the rampant abuse of antibiotics and resultant emergence of drug resistant bacteria, the Ministry of Health has announced an action plan to drastically curb the practice from now until 2020.
Society

Vietnamese nurses to work in Germany

About 100 Vietnamese nurses will get training and work in Germany under a pilot programme between the two countries, according to the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.