Medical staff, from Sangkhla Buri Hospital in Kanchanaburi, have set up a mobile hospital unit in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, bringing medical services closer to remote communities, while promoting COVID-19 precautionary measures among villagers.
The prices of about 1,900 different services offered at public hospitals have increased, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Vietnamese Government prioritises resources to improve capacity of the grassroots-level clinics towards universal healthcare coverage and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.
Medical checkup fees will decrease by 15%-20% as from July 15 when a circular issued by the Ministry of Health regulating uniform prices for medical checkup and treatment services for insurance card holders in hospitals across the country takes effect.
In addition to fall of cost of treatment by 15%-20%, some medical services such as MRI, X-ray, and testing services will decrease, as per the Ministry of Health’s latest circular.
Senior military officers of Vietnam and Myanmar have agreed to foster cooperative ties in the defence industry, army logistics and medical services.
Authorities in Da Nang have fined a clinic that employs Chinese doctors for fleecing patients many times.
More than 6.5 million time-people in HCM City received medical check-ups and treatment using health insurance in the first half of 2017, reported the city’s Social Insurance Agency on June 21.
Ho Chi Minh City has the potential to outdo Singapore in terms of medical services by as early as 2020 if medical facilities are adequately invested in, the municipal health director has said.
Vietnam plans to issue electronic health security cards to its citizens verifying their right to medical services, the Government Office has said.
French experts are willing to assist the General Hospital of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in applying advanced medical techniques, Jean-Patrick Lajonchere, France’s export coordinator for healthcare products and services, affirmed on October 4.
Prices of many basic commodities must not be increased this year to prevent a surge in the consumer price index, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
The Prime Minister has approved the portfolio of a health cooperation programme sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the 2016-2017 fiscal years.
Real estate developer Vingroup inaugurated its Vinmec international general hospital on June 19 in Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang province.
Investment in health care infrastructure has proven effective, positively changing the face of the hospital system at central and local levels, stated Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
In May, Ho Chi Minh City will become the first city in the country to set up a council to supervise patient satisfaction and collect treatment data.
The Japanese government is planning to set up a taskforce to promote the export of medical technologies and services to five Mekong basin countries in Southeast Asia.
(VOV) - Rapid population aging is posing a big challenge to Vietnam’s social security system, especially when Vietnamese people’s incomes remain low and medical services have yet to meet the elderly’s needs.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Health needs more time to ease the heavy overload at centrally-run hospitals despite recent improvements, says Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Vietnam is paying little attention to investing in its medical sector, although it has great potential for further development.