HCM City's doctors separate conjoined twins Health

HCM City's doctors separate conjoined twins

Around 100 doctors and nurses at the Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital 1 and 2, Cho Ray Hospital and others in HCM City on July 15 took part in a successful operation to separate conjoined twins.
Highlights of health sector’s 65-year achievements Health

Highlights of health sector’s 65-year achievements

On February 27, 1955, late President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to a conference of health care workers across the country. The 368-word letter asked for three things: to stay honest and united, love patients, and devoted to developing the country’s healthcare sector. Since then February 27 has been known as Vietnamese Doctors’ Day.
Be smart, watch out for trigger fingers Health

Be smart, watch out for trigger fingers

Trigger-finger and trigger-thumb, the painful condition common in middle-aged women and people with diabetes, may occur in young people who overuse smartphones.
HCM City promotes medical tourism Travel

HCM City promotes medical tourism

Nguyen M., a 61 year-old overseas Vietnamese from Sweden, has decided to schedule a coronary intervention at University Medical Hospital HCM City (UMH).
HCM City eyes boost to dental tourism Society

HCM City eyes boost to dental tourism

Dental tourism has been identified as one of HCM City’s five main medical tourism products. However, to turn it into an attractive product, more measures need to be taken.
Politics

Vice President meets CEO of Operation Smile

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan expressed her hope that the US organisation Operation Smile would continue its support in providing plastic surgery on children with cleft palates and lips, training personnel and transferring technology during a meeting with the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer William Magee in Hanoi on November 17.
Health

Foreigners visit Vietnam for medical treatment

About 100,000 foreigners visit Vietnam every year for medical treatment, bringing more than 1 billion USD of revenue to local hospitals, according to an article published on the English language news portal VietNamNet Bridge on August 7.
Health

Doctors successfully separate conjoined twins in HCM City

An operation to separate conjoined twins connected together from the upper thorax to the lower belly was reported to be a success on November 26 after a more-than-eight-hour surgery at Paediatric Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City.
9th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress kicks off Health

9th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress kicks off

Around 500 leading domestic and foreign experts on burns, wound healing and plastic surgery are attending the 9th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress which got underway in Hanoi on April 3.
Hanoi to host 9th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress Health

Hanoi to host 9th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress

The 9th Asia-Pacific Burn Congress will take place in Hanoi from April 3-5, said Major General Le Nam, Director of the Vietnam National Institute of Burns at a press briefing on March 27.
Society

Famous Italian surgeon returns to help children

Italian surgeon Roberto DeCastro, who successfully performed genital organ regeneration surgery on a Vietnamese boy who lost his penis and a leg in an attack by a wild animal, was on a working visit to Vietnam.