Public health

Hospitals and clinics

Commune-level clinics strive to attract local patients

Clinics in communes have improved their healthcare services and facilities to attract more local people and reduce patient overloads at city and province-level hospitals. Medical experts have said the grassroots healthcare system is the foundation of the national health system and if the grassroots system ...

Grassroots healthcare clinics to be upgraded

Vietnam is one of the few countries with a complete healthcare network which had been widely expanded to villages to provide primary treatment to local people, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said. The grassroots healthcare network in Vietnam had 1,400 hospitals, 180,000 beds and more ...

Vietnam upgrades premium healthcare to attract high-spending patients

Vietnam is planning premium healthcare upgrades to allure high-spending patients who spend billions of US dollars a year on overseas treatment.The Ministry of Health is drafting a proposal to have the cost of premium hospital rooms in public hospitals go up 37 percent from VND2.5 ...

Le Nga

Patient satisfaction improves, concerns remain about costs

The average patient satisfaction index (PSI) in 2018 improved slightly to 4.04/5, or 80.8 percent of their expectation, compared to 3.98/5 and 79.6 percent in 2017. The 2018 figure was announced by the Health Ministry in coordination with Vietnam-initiative (VNI) at a workshop on May 30.Director ...

PPP investment model helps improve quality of healthcare service: experts

The public-private partnership (PPP) investment model is seen as an opportunity for hospitals to improve the quality of their service, thus attracting more patients, experts said on May 21. Speaking at a conference on PPP investment for the health sector held in Ho Chi Minh City ...

Vietnam prioritises improving medical services at grassroots level

The Vietnamese Government prioritises resources to improve capacity of the grassroots-level clinics towards universal healthcare coverage and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.Attending the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 21, ...

New innovative tools to advance the dengue early warning system in Viet Nam

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with a consortium led by HR Wallingford announce a joint project tilted “Dengue Model forecasting Satellite-based System” (D-MOSS), funded the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme. The project aims to develop tools ...

UNDP Vietnam

Nearly 20,000 Vietnamese register for organ donation

Nearly 20,000 people have registered to donor their organs after death so far, a surge compared with that of five years ago. Currently, Vietnam has 19 organ transplantation centres with almost 3,700 cases conducted, of which 3,514 were kidney transplant.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam seeks to raise effectiveness of methadone therapy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed relevant ministries and agencies to improve the efficiency of a programme to treat drug addiction by methadone therapy.[]According to the MoLISA, there are about 222,580 drug addicts nationwide, most of them under 35. Of that, 8 percent started ...

VNA Reporter

Nearly 90 percent of measles cases related to lack of vaccination

Nearly 90 percent of measles cases reported in Vietnam can be traced to people who were either not vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, received no full vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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