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 than 11,800 clinics.

Notably, careworkers have made much progress after five years of reform. The 2019 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) showed that the citizen’s satisfaction index on public healthcare had increased from 1.92 in 2017 to 1.96 in 2018.

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