Wealthy Vietnamese tend to use services provided by ‘international schools’ and ‘international hospitals’ as they believe ‘international’ means ‘high quality’. But in fact, the service quality there is not ‘international’.
Four patients succumbed to melioidosis (Whitmore’s disease) at a leading Hanoi hospital last month. Doctors say this is abnormal.
VOV.VN - The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has reported over 900 cases of dengue fever as of early August, a sharp increase of 148 per cent in comparison with last year.
There were nearly 110,500 patients under treatment at medical establishments nationwide as of February 9 (the fifth day of the Lunar New Year), reported the Health Ministry’s Medical Services Administration.
Some inmates of a leprosy center suffer an added dimension to their disease – chronic loneliness – and it intensifies during Tet.
Medical alliance HM Group has launched in the central city of Da Nang with the aim of serving 500,000 patients by 2020 and boosting information technology and human resources for hospitals and clinics.
The number of dengue fever cases in Ho Chi Minh City shot up by 125 percent in October compared to a year earlier and could rise further this month, the peak season, the Preventive Health Centre has warned.
A hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has began experimenting with a motorcycle ambulance service as part of its effort to reduce emergency response time in a city inundated with narrow alleys and crowded streets.
Around 11,000 Vietnamese women have breast cancer, one of the most popular cancer in the country, and over 4,500 of them die of the disease annually.
Maternal and child mortality rates could be reduced in Vietnam if hospitals actively seek solutions to prevent medically adverse events and medical errors, the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health has recommended.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is drafting a circular on a pilot programme for electronic medical records in a bid to save time and money for both doctors and patients.
The number of people getting flu vaccines has risen in recent days following three deaths from swine flu (A/H1N1) in Ho Chi Minh City.
Local-level health care facilities are expected to increase their capacity and provide better services to help reduce pressure at central hospitals by “gaining public trust”, said Nguyen Nam Lien, Director of the Health Ministry's Planning and Finance Department, at a recent press conference in Hanoi.
VOV.VN -Vietnamese hospital patients, who are avid football fans and not in critical condition, are spending most of their time watching the World Cup on hospital televisions.
The Cho Ray Hospital has announced that 12 of its patients have been infected with the influenza virus A/H1N1 so far.
VOV.VN - More than 9 million units of blood have been donated over the past 10 years through blood donation campaigns across the country, essentially meeting the blood demand for medical treatment.
Hospitals across Hanoi are at full capacity treating dengue fever patients.
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.
To many people, buying medicines from shops on Facebook is never a good idea, but others in Vietnam who believe in the ‘panacea’ offered on the social media platform have learnt the lesson the hard way.
An American physiotherapist has given up her home and career in the US to realize her dream of helping patients in Vietnam.