PM approves national strategy for prevention of blindness

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has approved a national strategy for the prevention of blindness until 2020, with a vision to 2030.

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VN joins regional financial cooperation enhancement initiative

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP - `Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has approved Viet Nam's joining of the Initiative on enhancement of financial and regional financial cooperation to improve regional health security and respond to pandemic, which is sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Australian Government.

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85 per cent of VN children have tooth decay

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Over 90 per cent of Vietnamese suffer from dental disease and 85 per cent of Vietnamese children have tooth decay, according to the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology.

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Germany closes Germanwings crash probe

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

BERLIN: German prosecutors said on Monday (Jan 9) they had closed a criminal probe into the Germanwings plane crash in March 2015 after concluding that the suicidal co-pilot bore sole responsibility for the disaster that killed all on board.

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Zika epidemic announced in Dong Nai

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

After an urgent meeting, the steering board of disease prevention in the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday announced Zika epidemic in Vinh Thanh Commune in Nhon Trach District.

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Ministry of Health withdraws mandatory blood donation in draft law

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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 month(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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