81.7 percent of population covered by health insurance

Some 81.3 million people across Vietnam have been covered by health insurance by the end of May, up nearly 21 million people from 2012 or 35.6 percent and representing 81.7 percent of the population. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam’s third swine flu death sparks fears of virus’ increased virulence

Vietnam reported another casualty of the swine flu on Tuesday, the country’s third so far this year, raising concerns that the virus strain behind the disease has evolved in terms of virulence, making it more fatal than before.Keep reading ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Medical checkup fees down up to 20 percent from mid-July

Medical checkup fees will decrease by 15-20 percent as from July 15 when a circular issued by the Ministry of Health regulating uniform prices for medical checkup and treatment services for insurance card holders in hospitals across the country takes effect.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Electronic medical records available for each Vietnamese in late 2019

Each Vietnamese citizen will have an electronic medical record in late 2019, as heard at an event by the Electronic Health Administration of Vietnam to kick off the national electronic health record project in Hanoi on June 14.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

High blood pressure, diabetes go untreated

Nearly 57 per cent of people suffering from high blood pressure in Vietnam are not diagnosed, while approximately 69 per cent with diabetes go untreated.Keep reading   ...

Health ministry warns on swine flu threat

The Ministry of Health has issued a number of recommendations in light of a recent incident in which some 16 patients, their relatives and health officials at Từ Dũ Hospital in HCM City on Saturday tested positive for swine flu (A/H1N1), according to the city’s ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam works to tackle alarming smoking issues

Support hotlines have been set up and a tax hike has been mooted to tackle smoking in Vietnam, where more than 100 people are killed by smoking-related diseases per day.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Local health station struggles burden nat’l system

Việt Nam’s grassroots healthcare system is failing to win public trust, resulting in overcrowding at provincial-level hospitals and hampering efforts to ensure universal health coverage in the country.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Việt Nam faces challenges applying stem cell therapy

Việt Nam is facing challenges keeping pace with other countries in the application of stem cell therapy, many doctors say.  The therapy can help cure or even save the life of a patient if it is successful.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

VN successfully produces inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine

The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) of Vietnam has announced the successful production of inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine (IVACFLU-S) for commercial use. The results were recorded after a period of study, trial and production from January 2015 to January 2018, according to IVAC.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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