Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases since Feb 13 Health

Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases since Feb 13

Vietnam has reported no new confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) since February 13, heard at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on February 21.
HCM City takes measures to ensure tap water quality Society

HCM City takes measures to ensure tap water quality

The quality of tap water in Ho Chi Minh City is being closely monitored by production and distribution units as well as independent agencies such as the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre and district-level preventive health centres.
Vietnam, US boost cooperation in infection, drug resistance prevention Health

Vietnam, US boost cooperation in infection, drug resistance prevention

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US Robert Redfield signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in infection prevention and antibiotic resistance and infection surveillance related to medical care in Hanoi on December 12.
HCM City identifies babies in need of measles shots Health

HCM City identifies babies in need of measles shots

Health centres in Ho Chi Minh City are working to verify how many children aged one to five have not been immunised against measles for a national campaign to provide free two-in-one vaccines against measles and rubella starting this month.
HCM City sees sharp rise in dengue fever cases Health

HCM City sees sharp rise in dengue fever cases

The number of dengue fever cases in Ho Chi Minh City shot up by 125 percent in October compared to a year earlier and could rise further this month, the peak season, the Preventive Health Centre has warned.
Disease season peaks in southern region Health

Disease season peaks in southern region

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season for contagious diseases has arrived.
Dong Nai province eases access to AIDS treatment Health

Dong Nai province eases access to AIDS treatment

People with HIV/AIDS in the southeastern province of Dong Nai who have public health insurance can now go to any medical facility for treatment without requiring a transfer order from their designated hospital.
Electronic disease surveillance system inefficient Health

Electronic disease surveillance system inefficient

All hospitals in the country are responsible for reporting about patients with infectious diseases through an electronic surveillance system to enable preventive health officials to take timely preventive action.