The Medical Environment Management Agency has announced that 478 out of 543 hospitals across Vietnam have well-operating waste treatment systems, accounting for 88% of the total.
Vietnamese import-export firm NewTech and Singapore’s Wah Lee Tech have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on the construction of a medical waste treatment plant in Vietnam.
The Hanoi medical sector is taking drastic measures to tighten the management of medical waste, which can pose a serious threat to human health if not treated properly.
Two Chinese traditional medical clinics in Ho Chi Minh City have been fined VND270 million (US$12,857) for breaking environmental regulations.
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are conducting an inspection of medical waste-treatment management at local health establishments this month.
The Mekong delta province of Dong Thap has received US$2.1 million in aid for a local hospital waste treatment project.
The French Embassy in Vietnam and the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE) hosted a seminar in Hanoi on April 12 to share technological know-how about medical waste treatment.
Most cooperation projects between the northern mountain province of Yen Bai and the French province of Val de Mane have proven successful and brought benefits to local people.