Quang Nam Province funds veterans' houses

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Quang Nam Province People's Committee has allocated VND85 billion (US$4 million) to help fund the building of houses for war veterans. The committee has assigned the Department of Construction to work with local authorities to compile a list of veterans' houses that are in need of repair.

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Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth and twisted to cause lacerations, public broadcaster RTHK said.

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Poor doctor care, lax security, blamed for hospital staff attacks

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

Poor doctor care, lax security, blamed for hospital staff attacks

Medical staff are being attacked in increasing numbers by patients and family members because of perceived neglect by doctors and lax security in hospitals, Vietnamese officials say.

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Red-tailed viper attacks increase in rainy season

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago 2 related news

Red-tailed viper attacks increase in rainy season

VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital has so far this year treated 500 people who were attacked by red-tailed vipers.

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New biggest Pediatrics hospital in HCMC soon put into operation

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New biggest Pediatrics hospital in HCMC soon put into operation

Pediatrics Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh District is the biggest of its kind in the South with the most skillful medical workers to improve treatment quality, said Dr. Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the municipal Department of Health at the ground-breaking ceremony of the new hospital on December 6.

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Bird flu virus discovered in Tra Vinh Province

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A flock of poultry at Phong Thanh Commune in Cau Ke District of the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh has been tested positive with H5N1 virus , said the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Cosmetic surgeon jailed for dumping dead body

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Cosmetic surgeon jailed for dumping dead body

The Hanoi's People's Court last Friday sentenced Nguyen Manh Tuong, the cosmetic surgeon, to 19 years in jail for throwing the body of a patient who died during surgery into the river.

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Avian flu reported in Mekong Delta province

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Avian flu reported in Mekong Delta province

Avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 appeared in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh as 177 chickens in Phong Thanh commune, Cau Ke district, were tested positive for the virus, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development affirmed.

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Red-tailed viper attacks increase in rainy season

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Red-tailed viper attacks increase in rainy season

Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital has so far this year treated 500 people who were attacked by red-tailed vipers.

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City children's hospital construction begins

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last Saturday kicked off the construction of the 1,000-bed HCM City Paediatrics Hospital, which when finished in 2016 will be the city's third hospital for children.

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ADB urges use of ICT in healthcare

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Information and communication technology tools are crucial for Asian governments to fast-track quality, affordable healthcare for all of their citizens, a regional healthcare conference heard in HCM City last week.

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Village lead production hurts local children

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Producing lead from batteries has become a lucrative occupation for residents of Dong Mai village. Yet few realise how seriously it is affecting children, 300 of whom currently suffer from lead poisoning, according to the National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health.

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Supplement prescriptions banned

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Doctors are no longer allowed to prescribe dietary supplements under a requirement signed by Tran Quang Trung, director of the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health.

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Thousands volunteer to donate blood

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion received 2,229 units of blood donated by 3,500 registered donors at an event to mark the International Volunteer Day (December 5) on Saturday at Hoa Binh Park in Ha Noi.

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Plan aims to improve pharmaceutical industry

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Plan aims to improve pharmaceutical industry

The Health Ministry launched a development plan for the pharmaceutical sector on Saturday in co-operation with the World Health Organisation.

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