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.
HCM City aims to reduce groundwater use Society

HCM City aims to reduce groundwater use

Ho Chi Minh City is considering an eight-year plan to reduce the exploitation of groundwater resources in an aim to protect residents’ health and avoid risks of land subsidence.
Health centre mergers require job reshuffle Health

Health centre mergers require job reshuffle

More than 1,200 health care managers will need new jobs when centres for preventive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and others are merged into one Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in each province in 2021.
Schools urged to take preventive measures against diseases Health

Schools urged to take preventive measures against diseases

The Department of Preventive Medicine has instructed health officials in provinces and cities nationwide to cooperate with education departments to strengthen cleanliness at schools to prevent outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease and dengue fever.
Dengue prevention measures discussed Health

Dengue prevention measures discussed

A dengue patient who was recently brought from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases went into shock in the ambulance.
Provinces revamp disease control Health

Provinces revamp disease control

Almost half the country’s provinces have set up a centre for disease control by merging their centres for preventive health, prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria and others, and the Ministry of Health wants the rest to follow suit.
Ministry to revamp family medicine model Health

Ministry to revamp family medicine model

The Ministry of Health will soon spell out what medicines and medical techniques should be used by ward- and commune-level health centres around the country to make the family medicine model more efficient and reassure patients.
Surge in HCM City’s insured AIDS patients Health

Surge in HCM City’s insured AIDS patients

The proportion of people with HIV/AIDS in HCM City who have health insurance surged to 70 percent last February from 20 percent in April last year, according to the city HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre.