Doctors separate joined twins Health

Doctors separate joined twins

Doctors at HCM City ’s Children’s Hospital No 1 successfully separated 16-day-old conjoined twins in a 3-hour operation on Jan. 14.
Provincial hospital continues expansion Society

Provincial hospital continues expansion

The northern province of Bac Ninh on February 22 kicked off the second-phase of its polyclinic hospital expansion which now runs at 130 percent of design capacity.
Health

Health Ministry plans higher hospital fees

The Ministry of Health has completed a draft decree which adjusts the current hospital fees to provide better health care treatment for patients, according to Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu.
A/H1N1 flu claims 49 lives in Vietnam Health

A/H1N1 flu claims 49 lives in Vietnam

Vietnam’s health ministry has confirmed 49 deaths from the A/H1N1 flu as of December 15, with two recent victims were pregnant and the other already suffered from the African fever.
Society

Officials, veterans receive Tet gifts

Public officials, civil servants war invalids, war martyr’s relatives and poor households in HCM City are receiving Tet gifts from the municipal administration, according to the HCM City People’s Committee.
Society

PM budgets 870 mln USD for better health centres

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the spending of more than 16 trillion VND (870 million USD) to build and upgrade preventive health centres around the country, especially in rural areas, by 2015, according to the Ministry of Health.
Health

Family doctors network planned in HCM City

HCM City will carry out a pilot project to build a network of doctors specialising in family medicine in its districts by 2010 in order to improve health services, according to the head of the municipal Department of Health.