Vietnam's public hospitals rate themselves average in quality

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Vietnam's public hospitals rate themselves average in quality

Vietnam's public hospitals mostly rated themselves 'average' or closely above in its first ever national scorecard.

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No carcinogens found in snacks, fries: Health Ministry

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No carcinogens found in snacks, fries: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has announced that none of the six samples of fried potatoes and snacks, randomly selected for testing, contained acrylamide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

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Health Ministry launches slogan contest on disease prevention

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Health Ministry launches slogan contest on disease prevention

The Ministry of Health yesterday launched a slogan contest on the issues of disease prevention and expanded immunisation for improving public awareness of healthcare and protection against diseases.

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Good nutrition to patients should be primary focus: Health Ministry

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Good nutrition to patients should be primary focus: Health Ministry

The impact of adequate food on patient outcome has been well documented since 2011; however, as many as hospitals have not had nutrition wards. According to the Ministry of Health’s latest survey, 30 percent of hospitals have no nutrition wards and most of them are hospitals in countryside districts.

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Family doctor model launched in eight localities

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Family doctor model launched in eight localities

A family doctor model will be trialed in eight localities nationwide from July 15, as part of the Health Ministry’s efforts to reduce overload currently hitting general hospitals nationwide.

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Incidence of viral encephalitis down from previous years: official

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Incidence of viral encephalitis down from previous years: official

The incidence of viral encephalitis, including Japanese encephalitis, so far this year is much lower than that of previous same periods, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine Tran Dac Phu said on July 9.

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Health ministry tightens epidemic prevention measures

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Health ministry tightens epidemic prevention measures

The Ministry of Health has tightened epidemic prevention measures amid the threat posed by dangerous diseases such as of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth and avian influenza.

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Bigger health warnings for Thai cigarette packs

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Bigger health warnings for Thai cigarette packs

Cigarette packs in Thailand will be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings and a quit smoking hotline telephone number by September, the public health ministry said on Friday.

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Health sector to expand coverage of medical insurance

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Health sector to expand coverage of medical insurance

The health sector will focus on improving the quality of medical services and benefits for insured patients.

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Ministry warns of MERS-CoV virus risk in Vietnam

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The Health Ministry has warned of observable risks of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in Vietnam through arrivals from the Middle East.

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Efforts made to stop babies catching HIV from mothers

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As many as 321,265 expectant mothers across the country received HIV pre-test counselling by the end of the first quarter this year, according to the HIV/AIDS Control Department under the Health Ministry.

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Efforts made to stop babies catching HIV from mothers

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As many as 321,265 expectant mothers across the country received HIV pre-test counselling by the end of the first quarter this year, according to the HIV/AIDS Control Department under the Health Ministry.

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Methadone therapy programme proves successful

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The proportion of drug addicts nationwide to join a two-year methadone treatment programme is 93 percent, with nearly 16 percent of them continuing to use drugs, albeit at a lower frequency, according to the Ministry of Health.

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Ministry asks for report on unusual newborn death

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The health ministry has requested the health department of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to confirm and report on the unusual death of a newborn in Phu Vang District.

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Ministry inspects use of additives

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The Health Ministry's Food Administration will carry out inspections of the production, trade and use of food additives in a number of localities from now until the end of this month.

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