The PM urges inspectors to take the issue 'seriously' as it has chipped away at public trust in the health care sector.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price signed a memorandum of understanding on August 23 on developing a national reference medical laboratory for Vietnam.
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien ordered Hanoi authorities to promote communication work to raise public awareness of dengue fever prevention during a trip to inspect disease control in Thuy Khue ward, Tay Ho district on August 20.
A Ministry of Health’s project has helped improve medical services in six central north provinces, particularly at district-level hospitals, heard a conference in Hanoi on August 18 to review the project.
The Ministry of Health is maximising efforts to prevent the spread of dengue fever, heard a meeting in Hanoi on August 17.
Representatives of the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies discussed investment in dynamic and healthy aging for sustainable growth at a multilateral forum opened in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15.
The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry.
Medical equipment and machinery used in hospitals across Vietnam require significant upgrades, and the management for these expensive devices is currently lacking.
The Health Ministry discussed a strategy to develop the pharmaceutical industry at a seminar it jointly held with the Party Central Committee's Commission for Economic Affairs and the Australian Embassy in Vietnam in Hanoi on June 27.
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said her ministry will do its utmost to improve grassroots-level healthcare network as the government already approved a resolution on the plan.
The 14th National Assembly began question and answer (Q&A) sessions as part of its ongoing third meeting in Hanoi on June 13.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked the Health Department of northern Hoa Binh province to clarify the cause of a recent medical incident that killed seven kidney patients on May 29.
The enforcement of the law on tobacco harm reduction should be promoted in ministries, branches and local authorities to reduce dangers from smoking and lower the death rate caused by smoking, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Vietnam highly appreciates the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s role in developing health care policies and strategies and technical assistance at regional and global levels, affirmed Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Healthcare units, especially at local level, should frequently check blood pressure for people aged above 18 to early notice risks of hypertension, which is dubbed “the silent killer”, said the health minister.
Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has proposed banning the sale of liquor at karaoke parlors countrywide as a measure to lessen the potential effects of alcoholic drinks.
Life had become difficult for Ho Nguyen Hoang of Nghe An Province ever since he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and began treatment at the National Cancer Hospital in Hanoi.
The Ministry of Health launched a national pharmaceutical trading centre at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 10.
Work commenced on an international cancer hospital project in Xuan Tao Ward, North Tu Liem District, Hanoi on March 2.
The percentage of Vietnamese citizens with health care insurance has risen dramatically, reaching 81.7 percent as of last year thanks to new regulations in the Health Insurance Law, said Minister of Heath Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.