Society

Training helps staff shortages

Cooperation programmes among localities in the Mekong Delta region and universities in and outside the region have helped reduce staff shortages, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region's cultural and social division.
Healthcare services in Mekong Delta improved Health

Healthcare services in Mekong Delta improved

Healthcare services in the Mekong Delta have been improved in recent years with a number of criteria surpassing the national average, said the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.
Society

Southern border gates scan for Ebola

Although few foreigners enter Vietnam's southern provinces by land or water, body temperature scans are being used at border gates to test for the deadly Ebola virus and other infections.
Health

Remote areas face doctor shortage

Healthcare in remote areas is still experiencing fundamental problems, including lack of equipment and shortage of doctors and professional staff.
Health

Vietnam's mental health sector lags behind

The number of people suffering from mental diseases tends to increase due to the pressures of modern life. However, the country has so few doctors specialising in the field, according to director of the Hanoi Mental Hospital Ly Tran Tinh.
Young doctors to be sent to rural areas Health

Young doctors to be sent to rural areas

Young volunteer doctors will be dispatched to 62 poorest districts in mountainous, remote, border and island regions under a project launched by the Health Ministry on February 27.