Tag: "health"

Policies needed to improve health care for the elderly

Policies needed to improve health care for the elderly

Vietnam is advised to quickly develop the model of family doctors, as well as improve the capability of hospitals and medical centres that specialise in taking care of the elderly, in order to meet increasing demand from senior citizens.

Capital records fewer dengue fever cases

Capital records fewer dengue fever cases

Half of Hanoi’s 30 districts reported fewer people infected with dengue fever last week, while the figure for the remaining half was unchanged compared to the previous week.

Having more babies easier said than done

Having more babies easier said than done

Post Caesarean section complications, job security and many other issues are discouraging women, especially in big cities, from having more children while official policy encourages them to do so.

Young doctors volunteer to make difference

Young doctors volunteer to make difference

A medical specialist training programme has opened in Hai Phong city for 19 medical graduates who have volunteered to work in various remote localities in the country.

Antibiotic abuse in Vietnam

Antibiotic abuse in Vietnam

About 88% of the antibiotics in the cities are sold without a prescription and the number in the rural areas is even higher at 91%.

Community advised to keep vigilant on dengue

Community advised to keep vigilant on dengue

Despite a recent sharp fall in the number of dengue cases, the community should not neglect preventive measures against the epidemics, warned the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.

Doctors discuss therapies for cardiovascular diseases

Doctors discuss therapies for cardiovascular diseases

More than 800 local and international cardiologists exchanged notes about the latest advances, new trends and innovative therapies for cardiovascular diseases at a congress on “New Trends in Management of Cardiovascular Diseases” in Ho Chi Minh City.

Measles infections tend to increase among Hanoi kids

Measles infections tend to increase among Hanoi kids

VOV.VN - Thirty four children in Hanoi are reported to contract measles in the last two months, including one death and the infectious cases tend to increase in the time ahead, according to the Ministry of Health.

Health insurance abuse a common malaise

Health insurance abuse a common malaise

Vietnam Social Security (VSS) recorded some 13,100 patients undergoing check-ups more than 50 times, with the total cost of VND645 billion (US$28.3 million) paid by its health insurance fund, in the first 10 months of 2017.

HCM City aims to reduce groundwater use

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.

Almost half of city kids have eyesight issues

Almost half of city kids have eyesight issues

More than 40% of students aged from 7 to 13 in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City suffer from eye defects, with short-sightedness accounting for two-thirds of cases, according to health sector statistics.

Dengue infections fall nationwide

Dengue infections fall nationwide

The number of new dengue fever infections nationwide has dropped for eight consecutive weeks, announced the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry on October 26.

Vietnam consumes 120 tons of Canadian lobsters a year

Vietnam consumes 120 tons of Canadian lobsters a year

VOV.VN - Vietnam imported nearly 120 tons of lobster last year and 74 tons since early this year from Canada, said a representative from the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.