Public health

Health care policy and administration

Ministry steps up efforts to ease patient overload in hospitals

The Ministry of Health has synchronously implemented measures to ease patient overload in hospitals over the past five years, contributing to improving the quality of health check-ups and treatment, said Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Programme provides health care to 6 million people

A community health care programme has provided free checkups, treatment and medicines to more than 6 million people in nearly 13,500 campaigns nationwide, heard a conference held in Hà Nội on Thursday to review its outcomes.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Drug bidding saves $10 million

The national centralised bidding for 20 types of drugs covered by health insurance has helped save VNĐ251.13 billion (US$10.9 million) on drugs, said Dương Tuấn Đức, director of the Centre for Health Insurance Appraisal and Multi-level Payments in the North under Việt Nam Social Security.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

Expand social insurance coverage, Deputy PM urges

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) must enhance inspections and join hands with relevant agencies to ensure transparency and prevent health insurance fraud, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ said at a meeting with the VSS yesterday.Keep reading ...

VIR Reporter

HCM City enhances use of IT disease surveillance

HCM City will expand the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology this year for surveillance of infectious diseases, such as hand-foot-mouth, throughout the city after successfully piloting it for dengue fever, the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre department’s deputy director Nguyễn Hữu Hưng told Việt Nam News.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Doctor rotation project yields successful results

Some 6.6 million people have received better medical treatment as a result of a project which rotates doctors from high-level to lower-level hospitals, implemented in Việt Nam since 2008.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

HCM City hospitals use IT to regulate antibiotic use

Many hospitals in HCM City use software to monitor the prescription of antibiotics to ensure they are not abused causing bacteria to mutate to become antibiotic-resistant, a major global health problem, including in Vietnam.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

NCDs increase due to excess salt intake

The Vietnamese are eating a lot of salty food. However, many people refuse to accept that excess salt in one’s daily diet is not healthy and may cause several non communicable diseases (NCDs)) such as high blood pressure or heart diseases, participants heard at a workshop on ...

VNS Reporter

On Population Day, focus shifts to quality

Over the last 10 years, Việt Nam has been able to stabilise its population growth, and authorities have shifted their focus to population quality.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

About 4-8 million Vietnamese people suffer dry eyes

Some 4-8 million Vietnamese people are suffering from xerophthalmia – a progressive eye disease caused by vitamin A deficiency that can dry out tear ducts and eyes.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

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