The ninth International Congress of the Asia-Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 20.
A satellite hospital project has helped reduce patient overloads at hospitals, especially at central-level facilities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in its five years of implementation, heard a conference in Hanoi on November 15.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is drafting a circular on a pilot programme for electronic medical records in a bid to save time and money for both doctors and patients.
Doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have carried out kidney removal from living donors using robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery.
Staff at a Ho Chi Minh City medical center have been walking out due to low pay, the center's director has said.
Doctors must write the identification number of a parent or supervisor on all prescriptions for outpatients under 72 months old, according to a new decree issued by Ministry of Health (MoH).
Sixty two poor districts across the country lack a total of almost 600 doctors with specialisations in 15 different areas, including obstetrics, paediatrics, emergencies and infectious diseases.
The Asian Endoscopic Ultrasound Group and Vietnam Federation for Digestive Endoscopy held a training course on November 22-23 at the Hue Central Hospital to improve knowledge and skills for 30 doctors from general hospitals in the central region.
Da Nang Hospital has saved a foreigner suffering multiple serious injuries from a traffic accident while travelling from the central city of Da Nang to Hoi An town in neighboring Quang Nam province.
The number of diabetes cases in Vietnam has increased over the past decade, with the disease growing especially quickly among young people, doctors are warning.
VOV.VN - Driven by a desire to serve the poor and needy, Vietnamese medical doctors on Sunday, August 20, provided free medical check-ups and other care to residents of Cambodia.
Health experts and doctors met in Hanoi on August 3 to discuss the updated and amended guiding document on palliative care.
As an anti-vaccine movement spreads amongst Vietnamese parents, local doctors have warned that not having their children vaccinated will harm not only the kids but the whole community.
More doctors at hospitals in provinces and districts throughout the country will receive training courses on treatment of dengue fever, as the number of cases has increased since the end of May and overcrowding continues at city and central-level hospitals.
The Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the Red River Delta province of Thai Binh hosted a ceremony on June 16 to receive Friendship Orders bestowed by the Kingdom of Cambodia on the university staff and 12 lecturers.
The staff of the Children Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh City have raised about VND100 million (US$4,409) to cover the treatment for Sock Ly Hua, a six-year-old Cambodian from a poor family, who is suffering from acute renal failure.
VOV.VN - Volunteer doctors and health workers from the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho have once again provided free medical exams, treatment and medicine for needy residents of the Cambodian province of Kom Phong Spu.
For the first time Vietnamese doctors successfully performed a lung transplant from two living donors. The transplant was conducted at the Military Hospital 103, in co-ordination with doctors from the Vietnam Military Medical Academy and Japanese experts.
Vietnam is among the 15 countries with the highest estimated number of clinical pneumonia, with 2.9 million cases reported every year, doctors said.
Doctors in Ho Chi Minh City have succeeded in removing a giant tumor from the pleural cavity of a female patient.