Vietnam increases testing on alert for Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Right after receiving information from the WHO’s International Health Regulation that Australian had identified a case of Zika infection from an autralian tourist who had just returned from Vietnam, the Ministry of Health convened an urgent meeting deciding to increase monitoring through testing blood.

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Hospitals in HCMC promise enough beds for new in-patients

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Hospitals in HCMC promise enough beds for new in-patients

Overloaded hospitals in the South Vietnam have reduced much, said head of the Health Ministry’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department Luong Ngoc Khue at an annual meeting held by the Ministry with the leaders of hospitals in the South in Ho Chi Minh City on March 3.

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6 cm long leech alive in patient’s nose

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago 2 related news

A six-centimeter-long leech was found living in a patient’s nose, Dr. Nguyen Hong Quang, director of the Cam Ranh General Hospital in the central province of Khanh Hoa

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Leech found living in Vietnamese patient’s nose

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 2 related news

Leech found living in Vietnamese patient’s nose

Doctors at a general hospital in south-central Vietnam have discovered a six-centimeter-long leech inhabiting a patient’s nose.

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Vietnam collects blood samples to check for Zika after new regional infections

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam collects blood samples to check for Zika after new regional infections

The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City have taken blood samples from eight locations in the southern region to check for the Zika virus, an preemptive action deemed necessary after new infections were reported in China and Thailand.

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Hospital fees to increase in Vietnam by 30% next month

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Hospital fees to increase in Vietnam by 30% next month

Nearly 1,900 different services and products at public hospitals will become around 30 per cent more expensive in March, according to the Ministry of Health.

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Hospitals prepare for rush ahead of new year holiday

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Hospitals prepare for rush ahead of new year holiday

Hospitals across the country have prepared everything for medical examination and treatment of emergency cases before and during the Tet (Lunar News Year) holiday period.

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Health insurance improves the health of Lai Chau poor people

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

Health insurance improves the health of Lai Chau poor people

(VOV) -The health of ethnic minority people in Lai Chau province has improved thanks to the government’s health insurance policy.

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Free health check-ups for needy Lao people

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago

Free health check-ups for needy Lao people

Vietnam’s Military Hospital 175 is providing free health check-ups and medicines for impoverished Lao people as part of the ongoing 2015 Vietnam-Laos trade fair in the Lao province of Champasak.

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Hundreds of needy elders get free health check-ups

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago

Hundreds of needy elders get free health check-ups

The Ministry of Health (MoH) along with the Korea Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) and Hong Ngoc General Hospital provided free health check-ups and medicines for 200 poor patients, including old people, in Hanoi’s Phuc Tho district on December 15.

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Vietnam health inspectors to check Pepsi, Coca-Cola products

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Health has announced its plan to send inspectors to four of the biggest beverage companies in Vietnam, including Pepsi and Coca-Cola, for a thorough check of their products.

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Most Vietnamese ignore periodic medical check-up: survey

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Most Vietnamese ignore periodic medical check-up: survey

The majority of Vietnamese people ignore having a periodic medical check-up with the subjective idea of “feeling no symptoms of disease and therefore no need to go for it.”

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Poor kids receive gratis heart operation

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

3,000 kids in low-income families in districts Bac Me, Meo Vac and Dong Van of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang received free cardiovascular examination in the program “Heart for kids”, said military-run Vietnamese mobile network operator Viettel yesterday.

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A wireless device to stop snoring

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

A new wireless device that is designed to keep snoring in check could have health benefits and keep relationships happy, according to its developers.

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Hanoi targets to raise health insurance coverage

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VOV News English 7 month(s) ago

Hanoi targets to raise health insurance coverage

The capital of Hanoi is working to ensure at least 1,000 people in each communal-level administrative unit are covered by health insurance by November 30 this year.

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