Infectious diseases a major cancer factor Health

Infectious diseases a major cancer factor

Vietnam’s national cancer control strategy needed to address the serious problem of infectious agents, which cause more than 20 percent of malignancies in the world, said Prof Nguyen Chan Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cancer Society.
Insurance profiteering a plague Health

Insurance profiteering a plague

Health insurance profiteering is still common in private hospitals and health clinics, with medicine improperly prescribed and purchased, leading to an imbalance of the health care fund.
French professor receives Vietnam’s Friendship Order Society

French professor receives Vietnam’s Friendship Order

French Professor Joel Leroy has been awarded the Friendship Order, the highest distinction of the State of Vietnam for foreign individuals or organisations, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Hanoi’s health sector.
Hanoi to focus on developing hospitals Health

Hanoi to focus on developing hospitals

The capital city of Hanoi will spend big on hospital development, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said at a meeting to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27) in Hanoi on February 23.
Hanoi takes steps to improve healthcare services Health

Hanoi takes steps to improve healthcare services

Hanoi’s healthcare system needs thorough plans for infrastructure and human resources, or it will lag behind other modernised cities, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Chung said.
Hanoi tackles summer diseases Health

Hanoi tackles summer diseases

Hanoi health authorities have taken precautions to prevent epidemics and diseases that frequently occur in the period over spring and summer during the hot weather.
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.