Health

Vietnam struggles to fight against cancer

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:24

Vietnam struggles to fight against cancer About 257 people die of cancer every day in Vietnam and most of them were already in last stages when being diagnosed.  
 

HCM City hospital operates on Marfan syndrome patient

Friday, 06 October 2017 10:16

HCM City hospital operates on Marfan syndrome patient Doctors at Trung Vuong Hospital in HCM City have performed their first ever surgery to reduce the curvature in the spine of a patient with Marfan syndrome.
 
 

Food poisoning at wedding in Ha Giang: 3 die, 25 hospitalised

Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:47

Food poisoning at wedding in Ha Giang: 3 die, 25 hospitalised Three people among 28 guests at a wedding party in Ha Giang Province who were hospitalised with symptoms of food poisoning have died, provincial Department of Health director Luong Viet Thuan said.
 
 

Rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission falls to 3.6 percent

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:45

Rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission falls to 3.6 percent
 
 

Local investors want healthcare to be fully privatised

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:08

Local investors want healthcare to be fully privatised The Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI) has proposed that the Prime Minister privatise State-owned hospitals to reform the healthcare system and improve the quality of healthcare services.
 
 

HCM City seeks to solve shortage of medical staff

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:04

HCM City seeks to solve shortage of medical staff Public hospitals in HCM City will be allowed to employ doctors and other health staff members without the city’s household registration book starting in November, helping them solve a shortage of medical staff, according to the city Department of Health.
 
 

Halt urged to health fraud in Vietnam

Monday, 25 September 2017 11:28

Halt urged to health fraud in Vietnam Vietnam’s Social Security has urged social insurance agencies to avoid misuse of health insurance funds intended for medical check-ups and treatment.
 
 

Vinh Long reports 1st Zika case

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:44

Vinh Long reports 1st Zika case The Vinh Long Preventive Medical Centre has discovered the first ever case of Zika in the province.
 
 

HCM City out of Pentaxim vaccine

Monday, 18 September 2017 10:44

HCM City out of Pentaxim vaccine HCM City has run out of the Pentaxim vaccine that protects children against five diseases, however drug companies say they will import more vaccine doses next month, according to the city’s health department.
 
 

First Medical Center for tourists opens in HCM City

Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:00

First Medical Center for tourists opens in HCM City The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City has opened to public the tourist medical center, the first –ever of its kind in the city, in the General Hospital Sai Gon at 125-127 Street Le Loi in District.
 
 

Vietnam takes preventive measures against bird flu

Friday, 08 September 2017 10:04

Vietnam takes preventive measures against bird flu The Department of Preventive Medicine requested the healthcare sector and relevant agencies to conduct measures to tackle avian viruses, with the likelihood of outbreaks in the country still high.
 
 

US$871 million for development of grassroots healthcare

Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:05

US$871 million for development of grassroots healthcare Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has just approved the budget for grassroots healthcare from 2016-20, a programme that includes funding for constructing health facilities, supporting traditional medicine, and providing healthcare in remote areas.
 
 

Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise amid dengue fever outbreaks

Monday, 28 August 2017 09:16

Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise amid dengue fever outbreaks Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long warned of the rising number of hand, foot and mouth disease patients nationwide, meanwhile, the dengue fever epidemic has continued ravaging many localities.
 
 

Auricular acupuncture treats smoking addiction effectively

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:28

Auricular acupuncture treats smoking addiction effectively Auricular acupuncture is a good option for the treatment of smoking addiction as Viet Nam every year has more than 30,000 people die due to diseases caused by smoking, Asso.Prof Nguyen Thi Tan, dean of Faculty of Traditional Medicine at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, told Viet Nam News.
 
 

Health Ministry to intensify mosquito killing campaign as dengue worsens

Saturday, 12 August 2017 09:24

Health Ministry to intensify mosquito killing campaign as dengue worsens The Health Ministry will intensify the spraying of mosquito-killing chemicals in high-risk areas as the dengue fever epidemic shows signs of worsening, especially in Hanoi. 
 
 

Medical workers run off feet with dengue patient overload

Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:53

Medical workers run off feet with dengue patient overload Medical workers have been run off their feet in these days when the number of dengue patients nationwide escalated to 71,000 cases with 19 deaths.
 
 

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