Ministry of Health withdraws mandatory blood donation in draft law

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Health yesterday announced to withdraw mandatory blood donation in the Draft Law on Blood and Sterm Cells after the public have raised concern over the issue since the draft was sent to the Ministry of Justice for appraisement.

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Ho Chi Minh City residents seek pre-Tet beauty treatment

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

People in Ho Chi Minh City have been making regular appointments at local hospitals for beauty treatments in the hope of welcoming the Lunar New Year (Tet) with confidence.

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Vietnam makes blood donation mandatory in controversial draft law

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

A draft law written by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has stirred a heated debate as it would require all Vietnamese citizens in good health to donate blood at least once a year.

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Children receive free heart checkups

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The organising panel of the “Operation Healthy Heart” programme recently held free heart checkups for children across Vietnam.

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Vietnam ready to perform lung transplant by 2018

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Doctors in Vietnam are set to start performing lung transplants from 2018 once the construction of a specialized high-tech center is finished.

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Sunday blood donation programme launched

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

The Red Sunday blood donation programme was launched across 25 cities and provinces on January 8.

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Medicine prices not to soar during Tet holidays

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health asked hospitals, medicine producers and importers to ensure full supply of drug during Tet holidays (Lunar New Year).

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Lung transplant to be performed earlier than planned

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The country’s first lung transplant will be performed earlier than planned because many patients may not wait for transplant, said National Lung Hospital director Nguyen Viet Nhung at the ground-breaking ceremony of national center for lung transplant and hi-tech on January 6 in Hanoi.

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Khanh Hoa uses bacteria-laden mosquitoes in dengue fever fight

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

After the successful trial of using bacteria-bearing mosquitoes to prevent dengue fever outbreaks, the central province of Khanh Hoa will expand the method in more local areas.

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Authority to throw book at medical workers who abuse antibiotic

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the Ministry of Health to inspect prescription regulation especially prescribing anti-biotic in hospitals.

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Sunday blood donation events held in 25 provinces, cities

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

The Red Sunday programme will take place across 25 provinces and cities nationwide this year, with 40 blood donation events scheduled.

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National centralized drug procurement center established

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 week(s) ago

VGP – The Government has issued a resolution on the establishment of a national centralized drug procurement center under the Ministry of Health.

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France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

PARIS: France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a 10-day-old baby in December who had being given the supplement, health officials said on Wednesday (Jan 4).

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Administrative procedures enrage Vietnamese patients

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

“Why didn’t they spare me this troublesome paperwork? I know I don’t have much time left,” 51-year-old throat cancer patient Nguyen Thi Nhung said regarding the procedures she had to complete in order to renew her health insurance for the new year.

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Vietnam expected to produce mixed vaccines in coming years

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam is expected to produce six-in-one vaccines in 2017 or 2018 and by 2020 these will be used widely in the country, according to the health ministry.

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