Ministry of Health calls for more inspections of medical equipment

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VietNam News English 17 hour(s) ago

Director of the Ministry of Health's Medical Equipment and Construction Department Nguyen Minh Tuan spoke with Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about the sector's efforts to stop faulty medical equipment.

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Vietnam to stick to white asbestos, despite cancer concern

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Vietnam to stick to white asbestos, despite cancer concern

A Health Ministry expert urged Vietnam to limit consumer exposure to chrysotile, or white asbestos, but construction insiders prevailed by arguing the material is safe and cheap.

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Health care service charges to be reconsidered

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SaiGon GP English 3 day(s) ago

The Ministry of Health liaised with the Ministry of Finance to soon issue health care service charges for insurance cardholders, said Nguyen Nam Lien, deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Planning and Finance Department yesterday.

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Health ministry launches online public services

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Health ministry launches online public services

The Ministry of Health introduced on-line public services level 4 to help food production and trading companies in applying for certifications on meeting food safety regulations and conditions.

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Hospital autonomy and experience for Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

A consultative workshop on hospital autonomy, the quality of hospital services and management took place in Hanoi on December 16, with both domestic and international experts in attendance.

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Vaccination campaign covers over 12 million children

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Vaccination campaign covers over 12 million children

More than 12.36 million children across Vietnam have safely received free measles-rubella shots as a national free vaccination campaign is in its second phase, said the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine.

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Health Ministry asks to prevent mouse plague

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Health yesterday sent an urgent dispatch to the Ministry of Transport and chairpersons of people’s committees in cities and provinces asking to actively prevent mouse plague.

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Plan aims to improve pharmaceutical industry

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VietNam News English 2 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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Plan aims to improve pharmaceutical industry

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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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Medical workers asked to focus on treating snakebite victims

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

Because the news of deaths and hospitalized cases due to bites of venomous snake in the central Vietnam caused worries among residents, the Health Ministry’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department yesterday ordered all medical clinics in the country focused on treating people who were bitten by the green pit viper, a species of venomous snake.

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Micronutrient Day launched to improve nutrition among mothers, children

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the Health Ministry launched the Micronutrient Day on December 1, with the aim of preventing micronutrient deficiencies.

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40,000 die of smoking-caused diseases every year in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

40,000 die of smoking-caused diseases every year in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of 15 countries with the highest numbers of smokers in the world, and around 40,000 Vietnamese people die of smoking-caused diseases every year – or more than 100 people per day, the health ministry has warned.

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Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8

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VOV News English 3 week(s) ago 4 related news

Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have called for close supervision to detect cases of avian influenza in humans and poultry throughout the country.

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Vietnam health authorities call for prevention of plague

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam health authorities call for prevention of plague

The Vietnamese health ministry has asked all its units nationwide to take measures to prevent penetration of bubonic plague, an infection of the lymph nodes, which has killed over 40 people in Madagascar since August this year.

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47 dead as plague spreads to Madagascar capital

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago 3 related news

Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

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