Health

Growing number of elderly, healthcare insufficient

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:52

Growing number of elderly, healthcare insufficient Elderly Vietnamese people usually postpone regular health check-ups and medical treatment even though on average, they suffer from as many as seven diseases and conditions, said Director of National Hospital of Geriatrics, Pham Thang.
 

Vietnamese spend $1 billion for overseas medical treatments

Monday, 30 May 2016 09:24

Vietnamese spend $1 billion for overseas medical treatments Last year as many as 40,000 Vietnamese people went abroad for medical treatment and spent around $1 billion, according to statistics of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham).
 
 

Viet Nam has nearly 6,000 people with hemophilia

Monday, 18 April 2016 08:54

Viet Nam has nearly 6,000 people with hemophilia A patient with haemophilia receives treatment at the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi
 
 

A step closer to an age without malaria

Monday, 28 March 2016 08:42

A step closer to an age without malaria Viet Nam is nearing its goal of eliminating malaria, but it’s all riding on how determined the Government is to succeed. Nguyen My Ha & Vu Thu Trang
 
 

Vietnam spends some $3.4 billion on medication annually

Friday, 18 March 2016 09:32

Vietnam spends some $3.4 billion on medication annually Vietnam spends about 3.4 billion USD on medication every year, officials of the Ministry of Health said on March 16.
 
 

Vietnam lacks organ donors

Friday, 11 March 2016 09:05

Vietnam lacks organ donors Vietnam passed a law relating to organ donation in 2006, however, so far the number of clinically-dead patients who have consented to donate their organs has been extremely low.
 
 

Cold snap causes rise in hospital admission

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:25

Hospitals in Hanoi are admitting more children and elderly patients as cold weather triggers a wave of pneumonia. Patient at Bach Mai Hospital
 
 

`Cong` cake - a specialty of Can Tho City

Saturday, 16 January 2016 16:00

Cong` cake is called `tube cake` because the tool used to make this cake looks like a tube. This is a popular traditional food in Can Tho City. `Cong` cake - a specialty of Can Tho City (Photo: Vietnam Pictorial)
 
 

Vietnam is facing health calamities

Monday, 14 December 2015 09:27

Vietnam is facing health calamities Cancer is becoming a health calamity in Vietnam as the disease’s burden accounts for 66 percent of total disease costs and badly affects to the socioeconomic growth.
 
 

Pharmacy firm faces action over excessive salbutamol imports

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 09:28

Pharmacy firm faces action over excessive salbutamol imports The Phuong Dong Pharmaceutical Chemical Ltd Company, based in Ha Noi`s Dong Da District, was found to have imported extra 200kg of salbutamol, exceeding the permitted amount.
 
 

Public waits for made-in-Vietnam vaccine, stopping depend on foreign suppliers

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:36

Public waits for made-in-Vietnam vaccine, stopping depend on foreign suppliers Unlike previous years before, it has seen a severe shortage of vaccine this year, especially five-in-one and six-in-one vaccine and chicken pox vaccine hence the public is waiting for the day when local vaccines will meet increased demand.
 
 

Vietnam secures more funds for HIV/AIDS prevention programme

Monday, 23 November 2015 11:01

Vietnam secures more funds for HIV/AIDS prevention programme The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA) was chosen to receive aid from the Global Fund with total expected funds of US$6.9 million including official development assistance and corresponding funds from the Vietnam Government.
 
 

Vietnam sees record number of HIV patients receiving ARV treatment

Friday, 13 November 2015 09:50

Vietnam sees record number of HIV patients receiving ARV treatment Up to 100,000 people living with HIV nationwide are currently being treated with antiretroviral (ARV) drug as a result of the on-going effective HIV/AIDS prevention and control programme in Vietnam, a Health Ministry official said.
 
 

Vietnam close to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 09:21

Vietnam close to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 Progress in controlling the mortality rate in small children has brought Vietnam come close to achieving the related Millennium Development Goal 4 on reducing child mortality, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). 
 
 

Hospital fees soar as subsidies drop

Monday, 02 November 2015 10:04

Hospital fees soar as subsidies drop Hospital fees will increase between two and seven times once a proposed decree goes into effect, according to Pham Luong Son, a representative of the Social Insurance office.  
 
 

Old medical equipment market thrives in Vietnam

Monday, 19 October 2015 09:50

Old medical equipment market thrives in Vietnam Nguyen Thi Hoa from Thu Duc District, HCM City was advised to prepare to give birth to twins at Thu Duc General Hospital. Following the caesarean operation only one baby was born, leading her family to lodge a malpractice complaint with the hospital. An urgent investigation was carried out by the hospital and it was discovered that seven foetal ultrasound test results that showed Hoa carrying twins were wrong.
 
 

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