HCM City’s satellite emergency service to get more stations Health

HCM City’s satellite emergency service to get more stations

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Health plans to set up more satellite emergency stations at public and private hospitals around the city to meet the increasing need for emergency assistance at people’s homes and other locations outside medical facilities.
Disease season peaks in southern region Health

Disease season peaks in southern region

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season for contagious diseases has arrived.
Vietnam reports surge in dengue infections Health

Vietnam reports surge in dengue infections

Ten people have died and more than 36,000 have been affected by dengue fever since the beginning of the year, according to the report of the Preventive Medicine Department.
People urged to get vaccine against tetanus Health

People urged to get vaccine against tetanus

Doctors from HCM City’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases advised people to vaccinate against tetanus as the hospital admitted 134 patients with the disease in the first four months of this year, accounting for nearly 50 percent of last year’s total.
Ministry warns of foot and mouth disease spread Health

Ministry warns of foot and mouth disease spread

The Ministry of Health has asked people across the country to take protective measures against hand, foot, and mouth disease after data from the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine showed that over 2,100 people had contracted the disease in 57 localities this year.
Vietnam adds three new vaccines Health

Vietnam adds three new vaccines

Vaccines against pneumonia, diarrhoea and the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer will be added to the national immunisation programme, with support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunis
Paediatrics hospital faces overcrowding Health

Paediatrics hospital faces overcrowding

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien on April 4 asked other hospitals in the capital city and neighbouring provinces to support the National Hospital of Paediatrics, which has been strained by overcrowding over the last two months.