Vietnam tightens control travelers from Mers-CoV hit nations

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SaiGon GP English 6 day(s) ago

Since the MERS-CoV, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome caused by the Corona virus that has spread to over a dozen countries in the world and may penetrate into Vietnam, the Ministry of Health yesterday sent an urgent dispatch to Pasteur Institute and medical facilities asking to increase prevention.

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More students suffer high blood pressure because of obesity nowadays

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

More students suffer high blood pressure because of obesity nowadays

An announcement of an increase in high blood pressure among schools by the Nutrition Center in Ho Chi Minh City caused concern amongst parents.

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Birth defects linked to Zika virus still rising in Brazil

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Birth defects linked to Zika virus still rising in Brazil

The cases of babies born with unusually small heads continue to rise in Brazil where researchers said on Wednesday they had found new evidence linking the increase to the Zika virus spreading through the Americas.

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Blood plasma from Ebola survivors fails to prevent deaths in field study

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Blood plasma from Ebola survivors fails to prevent deaths in field study

Reuters Health - Treating Ebola victims with blood plasma donated by Ebola survivors failed to significantly increase the odds of recovering from the deadly virus, according to a field test of the experimental treatment.

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Patients increase due to cold weather: hospitals

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Patients increase due to cold weather: hospitals

Hospitalizations due to a damaging spell of cold to hit northern Vietnam especially mountainous northern districts are on the rise. Changeable weather conditions have great impacts on the health of elderly people and small children as they have weaker immune systems.

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Vietnam sees increase of Thalassemia patients by 10 percent annually

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

At a forum on Thalassemia on November 29, the Hospital of Hematology-Blood Transfusion in Ho Chi Minh City said that the rate of Thalassemia patients fluctuate from 2 percent to 25 percent in different localities.

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November sees 10-year low CPI rise

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VOV News English 2 month(s) ago

November sees 10-year low CPI rise

November’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) picked up 0.07% from previous month and 0.34% from the same period last year, the lowest level of rise recorded in the past decade, according to statistic from the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Vietnam delays hospital fee hike until 2016

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

The Ministry of Health decided to delay an increase in some 1,800 medical service fees at state-owned hospitals until next year instead of applying it on November 15 as previously planned with related agencies, said Nguyen Nam Lien, head of the ministry’s Department of Finance and Planning yesterday.

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VN's hospital fees to rise next year

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago 2 related news

VN's hospital fees to rise next year

The Ministry of Health will increase hospital fees in early 2016, instead of December this year, Nguyen Nam Lien, head of the ministry's Department of Planning and Finance, said.

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Vietnam’s health ministry delays hospital fee hike until 2016

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

Vietnam’s health ministry delays hospital fee hike until 2016

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has decided to delay an increase in medical service fees at state-owned hospitals until next year instead of applying it on November 15 as previously planned for some 1,800 medical services, a health official has said.

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Experts discuss measures to increase voluntary blood donation

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VOV News English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

Experts discuss measures to increase voluntary blood donation

Health experts from eight Asian countries discussed ways to develop voluntary non-remunerated blood donation at a two-day international workshop that opened on November 9 in Hanoi.

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Violence against Vietnam's health workers seen growing

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Violence against Vietnam's health workers seen growing

VietNamNet Bridge – Violence against health workers by patients or patients' families in hospitals has seemed to increase recently, the online Voice of Vietnam (VoV) reported.

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Vietnam's antibiotic resistance rate among the highest in the world

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Vietnam has reported an alarming increase of superbugs that are resistant to powerful antibiotics and some of them are able to survive all available drugs, doctors said.

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Hospital fees soar as subsidies drop

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Hospital fees soar as subsidies drop

Hospital fees will increase between two and seven times once a proposed decree goes into effect, according to Pham Luong Son, a representative of the Social Insurance office.

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Private investment eyeing healthcare

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Private investment eyeing healthcare

VietNamNet Bridge – Capital from the private sector is expected to further increase in the coming years thanks to Public – Private Partnerships (PPP), according to independent market observers.

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