HCM City determined to stem new coronavirus spread Health

HCM City determined to stem new coronavirus spread

Ho Chi Minh City has vowed to stem the spread of the new coronavirus (nCoV) and that no one would die from the virus in the city, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem on February 9.
District-level hospitals use advanced medical techniques Health

District-level hospitals use advanced medical techniques

Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City districts have shared knowledge about advanced medical techniques in an aim to offer treatment normally provided to patients admitted to city-level or central-level hospitals, under requirements of the city’s Department of Health.
NA Chairwoman meets voters in Can Tho city Politics

NA Chairwoman meets voters in Can Tho city

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made clear a lot of issues raised by voters in An Cu ward, Ninh Kieu district, in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho, during her meeting with them on April 25.
Free tests and X-rays to be offered yearly Health

Free tests and X-rays to be offered yearly

The Ministry of Health plans to provide free biochemical tests and X-rays once every year, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said during a visit to Tan Quy ward health station in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Phu district on April 23.
HIV/AIDS patients’ treatment now covered by insurance Health

HIV/AIDS patients’ treatment now covered by insurance

HCM City is expected to treat nearly 4,000 people with HIV/AIDS who have health insurance cards in the first quarter of next year, following the cessation of free treatment for all such patients in the country, according to the city HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre.
Binh Phuoc records nearly 1,000 malaria cases Health

Binh Phuoc records nearly 1,000 malaria cases

The southern province of Binh Phuoc has recorded 973 malaria cases in the first half of the year, up by 66 percent year-on-year, including one death, reported by the provincial Department of Health on July 16.
Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop Health

Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop

Hospitals in the country have been instructed to ensure health exams and treatment for insured patients as fees for 70 healthcare services will fall on July 15 under a newly issued circular, according to Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan.
MoH to improve quality of grassroots health establishments Health

MoH to improve quality of grassroots health establishments

Officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH) is conducting field trips to 29 health stations in 10 provinces and cities’ communes and wards to survey activities, facilities, personnel and finance in an aim to improve the quality of health care services for local residents.
Satellite hospitals save lives in remote areas Health

Satellite hospitals save lives in remote areas

The mostly publicly financed health care system in Vietnam has only been able to afford to pour resources into a handful of central level hospitals in big cities, forcing patients living in remote areas with serious diseases to go to Hanoi or HCM City for treatment.
HCM City struggles to set up clinics for HIV patients Health

HCM City struggles to set up clinics for HIV patients

To ensure delivery of HIV treatment services, the health sector in Ho Chi Minh City is accelerating coverage of health insurance for HIV patients as donor funding for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and treatment will end in a few years now that Vietnam Nam has reached lower middle-income status as classified by the World Bank.