Government aims to improve border health checks Health

Government aims to improve border health checks

Communicable diseases from around the world could enter Vietnam and spread easily if the country does not improve prevention and control, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department.
HCM City orders clean-up for new school year Society

HCM City orders clean-up for new school year

HCM City schools were instructed to work with health centres to disinfect classrooms and devices serving children eating lunch, taking a nap and attending extra classes ahead of the new school year.
Hospital admissions up during heat Health

Hospital admissions up during heat

The first hot spell of summer, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius, is sending more people, especially children and the elderly to hospital.
Child hygiene urged for summer Society

Child hygiene urged for summer

Doctors called for better personal hygiene and nutrition among children to prevent and fight against hand-foot-mouth disease, especially during the period from March to May.
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Diseases on wane in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City saw a decline in the number of cases of dengue fever, measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, diarrhoea, mumps and Rubella in April compared to the first three months of the year, according to the city's Preventive Health Centre.
HCM City health sector calls for vigilance Health

HCM City health sector calls for vigilance

The Preventive Health Centre in Ho Chi Minh City called on residents to remain highly vigilant over prevalent diseases such as dengue and chickenpox, even though most of the diseases are on the decline at present.
Health ministry tightens epidemic prevention measures Health

Health ministry tightens epidemic prevention measures

The Ministry of Health has tightened epidemic prevention measures amid the threat posed by dangerous diseases such as of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth and avian influenza.