The ninth International Congress of the Asia-Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 20.
Standard medical wastewater treatment systems have been set up in only 60% of total 13,000 healthcare clinics nationwide, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at a conference held in Hanoi on March 30.
Hospitals and health centres in HCM City’s districts and wards last year attracted more patients, reducing overcrowding at central and city-level hospitals, according to the city’s Department of Health.
Vietnam has yet to incorporate autism into its disability law, thus autistic children have received little support from the Government, Nguyen Trong An, Deputy Director of the Research and Training Centre for Community Development, told the Vietnam News Agency.
Hanoi People's Committee has urged authorities to increase supervision over the operation of private health clinics.
Hailstones again rained down the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai early in the morning of March 29, sending one person to hospital and ruining 100 houses.
More than 85 percent of people living in the outskirts of Hanoi have been provided with safe water, according to the Hanoi People’s Committee.