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Public hospital fees to go up until 2018

Under a roadmap developed by the Ministry of Health, certain public hospital services will reflect private hospital price tags, Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan told Tin tuc (News) newspaper.
PM asks health sector to address hospital overload Health

PM asks health sector to address hospital overload

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged the health sector to help overstrained hospitals and improve the quality of treatment when addressing the sector’s video conference to launch its 2013 tasks in Hanoi on January 24.
Prolonged cold weather affects lives Society

Prolonged cold weather affects lives

The continuing cold weather sweeping the northern part of Vietnam has forced thousands of students to stay at home and put hospitals under increasing pressure due to a surge of young and elderly patients falling ill since the temperature dropped.
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Medical care offers little to smile about

The Vietnamese are shunning poorly equipped and overcrowded hospitals in Vietnam to travel to nearby countries such as Singapore, Thailand and the Republic of Korea – despite the huge cost involved.