VOV.VN - The health of 13 patients suffering from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has started to deteriorate, with 10 individuals being put on a ventilator, according to health authorities.
VOV.VN - The first death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recorded in Vietnam since the outbreak of the respiratory illness hit the nation in January, adding to fears regarding the spread of the virus due to the number of locally-transmitted infections continuing to rise among the community in recent days.
VOV.VN - A number of patients in Da Nang who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are confirmed to be in a critical condition, including a patient who is currently connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine.
Associate Prof., Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Health Ministry’s Department for Medical Examination and Treatment, shared Vietnam’s experience in containing the COVID-19 pandemic at a recent video seminar held by the US-Asia Institute.
The Ministry of Health held a ceremony in Hanoi on May 12 to mark the International Nurses Day and affirm the role of nurses and midwives in public health care, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging around the world.
VOV.VN - Approximately 11.4 million Vietnamese elderly people need to know how to protect themselves from the coronavirus as they are most vulnerable to infection, according to a senior health official.
The Ministry of Health on March 20 said that it has set up a specialised medical consultation group for the treatment of severe and critical COVID-19 cases in Vietnam.
Private medical establishments should stay alert to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the country has entered the second phase of disease prevention and control, said an official from the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The health sector needs to well prepare preventive measures with focus on early detection, epidemic fencing and quarantine although Vietnam has recorded no new SARS-CoV-2 infection cases since February 13, said Director of the Health Ministry’s Department for Medical Examination and Treatment Luong Ngoc Khue.
Vietnam has gradually developed an effective treatment plan for coronavirus patients with 15 out of 16 infected cases successfully treated, the Ministry of Health has said.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has established 45 mobile fast-response teams as part of the efforts to fight coronavirus (nCoV).
Written medical records could be on their way out, as pilot software will allow patients to use codes to access their e-prescriptions on a national online prescription system.
Health insurance policies for people with disabilities were discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on August 23 to attract policymakers’ attention to the neccessity for the health insurance to also cover payment for assistive tools and devices for the disabled.
This year, the healthcare sector aims to reduce death rates caused by diseases and epidemics to increase life expectancy.
VOV.VN - Over the past 5 years, the Vietnamese government has invested millions of USD in a program to improve the ability of provincial and district hospitals to perform medical techniques transferred from the central hospitals.
Recent surveys amongst 1 million correspondents show inpatients’ satisfaction with hospital services in Vietnam reached 75.6%, while the figure for outpatients stands at 66.3%.
The Examination and Treatment Management Department hosted a seminar on designing a project to improve the provision of medical checkup and treatment services in Hanoi on April 5.
The Vietnam Administration of Medical Services under the Ministry of Health (MoH) opened a training course on hospital management in Hanoi on March 12 to help improve health care services and patients’ satisfaction.
More than 148,260 cases of dengue fever have been reported across the country since the outbreak began earlier this year, of which 30 people have lost their lives.
The prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalised patients in Vietnam remains high, ranging from 20-50 percent as many hospitals fail to pay appropriate attention to ensuring nutrition for inpatients, health officials said.