School privatisation ‘slow'

Though HCM City leads the country in privatising education, it needs to do much to speed up the process at all levels of education and improve quality, officials have said.

HIV/AIDS epidemic changes in gender, age group

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has changed significantly in gender and age groups, deputy head of Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control Chu Quoc An said on July 15 at an online meeting to review the fight against the disease in the first six months of the year.

Vietcombank set to reissue its debit cards

Vietcombank will cancel and reissue its Connect24 debit cards in line with a plan by the State Bank of Vietnam to standardise the Bank Identification Number (BIN) system nationwide.

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.

HCM City queries pricing of Tamiflu

The municipal Department of Health will carry out inspections of all pharmacies to check the pricing and quality of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu next week, according to officials.