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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 ...

ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting kicks off

The 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting, with the theme ‘Promoting Health of ASEAN People’, officially opened in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on August 29.The meeting focuses on four key topics, including combating counterfeit and substandard drugs; ensuring health care financing; strengthening the capacity to implement the ...

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 ...

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Health insurance - a lifebuoy for patients

The public health insurance fund paid more than half a million US dollars for treatment of just a single patient over three years. The payment marked a record amount that public health insurance fund has ever covered for an individual’s medical treatment since the early 1990s ...

3,000 children in Nghe An get free heart examination

Over 3,000 children under 16 years old in Nghe An Province will be given free heart disease screening under Trai Tim Cho Em (Healthy heart operation) programme from June 6 to 9. Children with a record of congenital heart diseases have been given a re-check. Children ...

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 ...

EU-funded programme helps improve Vietnam’s health sector

A budget support programme for Vietnam’s health sector funded by the European Union (EU) was reviewed in a ceremony held by the Ministry of Health (MoH)  in Hanoi on May 8. Speaking at the event, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien highlighted the significant outcomes of ...

Pacific Partnership programme 2019 opens

The Pacific Partnership programme 2019 (PP19) kicked off in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, on May 6.PP19 is taking place in Phu Yen province from May 6 to 18, with 117 activities, such as medical examinations and treatment for local people, professional exchanges in ...

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