Public health


Drug traceability looks towards industry 4.0

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has begun implementing a plan to strengthen control over drug distribution by applying information technology.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Việt Nam to step up drug-trafficking fight

Drug-trafficking at Việt Nam’s borders continues to be a major issue, causing law enforcement officers to grow increasingly concerned.Keep reading ...

VNS 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

Made-in-Việt Nam medicine use on the rise

The use of made-in-Việt Nam medicines at provincial-level hospitals has risen to 35.4 per cent since the Ministry of Health initiated an ongoing project named “Vietnamese people give priority to using made-in-Việt Nam medicines” in 2012.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Ministries to develop medicinal herb genetic sources

The ministries will compile a law on genetic source conservation which covers issues related to the development of genetic sources, knowledge about medicinal herbs and intellectual protection for remedies using traditional medicinal herbs.Keep reading   ...

Thanh Nam

Red tape denies thousands in Vietnam access to sponsored cancer medication

Thousands of Vietnamese cancer patients who rely on state-run health insurance for their medication may have to abandon their treatment because of a recent government decree barring drugs that lack the required papers from being imported into the country. Though the drugs are available commercially, they ...

Tuoi Tre News 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

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

Health Ministry seeks more time to compile data

The Ministry of Health has asked Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc for more time to issue circulation numbers for certain medical equipment (categories B, C, D) by January 1.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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