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, Tien said that in a bid to provide better healthcare services for all Vietnamese people, the Government has developed an ambitious action plan which aims to enhance capacity for more than 11,000 communal healthcare stations.

Accordingly, all of the clinics will be operated in accordance with the principles of family medicine, focusing on health promotion, and earlier detection, treatment and control of non-communicable diseases.

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