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.
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.
The Ministry of Health has proposed to the Government reducing or simplifying the number of administrative procedures in food safety management.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
About 83% of Hanoi’s population has joined the health insurance scheme so far, the city’s Social security Agency announced at a conference to review its performance on November 8.
Drug distributors have been expanding their networks by opening new drugstores and taking over other chains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A clean water supply system began operation in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on October 30.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong has signed a CPV Central Committee resolution on public health (Resolution 20) which sets a goal for 95% of the population to be covered by health insurance by 2025.
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.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan had a meeting on October 27 with Belarus Deputy Minister for Industry Aleksandr Ogorodnhik on cooperation in public transportation and health care in Hanoi.
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.
VOV.VN - Abbott’s contribution to the sustainable advance of healthcare was continuously recognized globally and in Vietnam.
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.