Public health

Health care policy and administration

MoH to replace five-in-one Qinvaxem vaccine in June

The Ministry of Health plans to replace the five-in-one Quinvaxem combination vaccine with other types of vaccines for infants beginning this June.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

MoH to improve quality of grassroots health establishments

Officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH) is conducting field trips to 29 health stations in 10 provinces and cities’ communes and wards to survey activities, facilities, personnel and finance in an aim to improve the quality of health care services for local residents.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Southern region sees more chickenpox cases

The number of chickenpox cases in the southern region has been increasing in recent days, with many newborn babies getting infected. The chickenpox season begins in February and lasts until June, peaking in May and June, said Truong Huu Khanh, head of the HCM City ...

VNA Reporter

Anti-dengue mosquitoes released in mainland VN for the first time

Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever – were released in Vĩnh Lương Commune, in the central city of Nha Trang yesterday.This is the first time that these anti-dengue mosquitoes have been released in mainland Việt Nam, ...

New Hanoi Reporter

Assaults on medical staff on the rise in Vietnam

The number of assaults against medical workers climbed to a record high last year, with 25 cases reported to the police. Hospital violence stayed in the headlines year-round, prompting both Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the National Assembly to voice concerns.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Parents now need ID card to buy kid’s medicine

A new regulation which requires the identity card number of a parent or guardian in the prescription form to buy medicines for a child aged six or less is making parents uneasy. The new circular regulating prescription for outpatient children will become effective from March 1.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

Grassroots healthcare plays key role: Ministry

Medical services at the grassroots level help save costs and ensure sustainability in healthcare, contributing to the improvement of medical service quality, according to the Ministry of Health.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Although inpatient room costs have increased sharply, medical quality remains stagnant, according to the latest report by Việt Nam Social Insurance (VSI).Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Health authorities stay alert against flu

The Ministry of Health has issued an urgent notice asking health departments to strengthen their measures against flu, with the number of flu patients rising.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

4 percent of Vietnamese have hepatitis C: workshop

About 4 percent of Vietnam’s population get infected with hepatitis C but they are not aware of the infection, thus increasing the risk of the virus spread among the community, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on February 1. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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