Central Highlands faces doctor shortage

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VietNam News English - 27 month(s) ago 4 readings

Provinces in the Central Highlands and central regions are facing a shortage of doctors as the number of experienced doctors leaving the provinces for HCM City is increasing, local reports say.

The central province of Phu Yen's hospitals need 600 doctors but have only 446. Over the last five years, 32 doctors have left the province for HCM City. The 600-bed General Hospital in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai needs 50 doctors.

There are five doctors per 10,000 people in Binh Dinh and Ninh Thuan provinces. More than 50 doctors have left Binh Dinh Province in the past several years to seek jobs in HCM City where they can earn more money.

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

Da Nang fines firms for pricing violations

Da Nang City's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department has fined the Chao Viet Tourism Company VND9 million ($428) for selling tickets to view firework demonstrations at higher than official prices.

The department also fined the Huong Thuy and Hai Liem hotels VND7 million ($333) each for failing to list their room prices. Da Nang will host the International Fireworks Festival next month and the city's authorities are determined to stop illegal price hikes aimed at taking undue advantage of tourists.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

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