Dengue fever-related deaths, infection reported to increase

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SaiGon GP English 23 hour(s) ago

The Ministry of Health yesterday said that in Mach, the country recorded over 1,575 cases of dengue fever including three deaths in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Dong Nai.

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Health care urged for female workers

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago 1 related news

Huynh Cao Hai, deputy head of the Dong Nai Province's Health Department, said he plans to encourage all factories in the province to offer reproductive healthcare services for female workers, especially those with a large number of female workers.

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Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago

Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Health to establish additional geriatric wards in hospitals and coordinate with the Vietnam Social Insurance to intensify healthcare access for the elderly – who currently number 9.4 million, accounting for 10.45 percent of the total population.

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Healthcare urged for female workers

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

Huynh Cao Hai, deputy head of the Dong Nai Province's Health Department, said he planned to encourage all factories in the province to offer reproductive healthcare services for female workers, especially those with a large number of female workers.

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Customers should watch out for misleading dietary supplement ads

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Increasing number of advertising violations for supplements is a headache for authorities and a health concern for customers, Nguyen Thanh Phong of the Food Safety Department tells Kinh Te & Do Thi.

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Hanoi sees drop in drug addicts

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Hanoi has so far this year recorded nearly 16,000 drug addicts, 1,565 fewer than the number documented by the end of 2014, according to the municipal People’s Committee.

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Figures show spike in two infectious diseases

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Figures show spike in two infectious diseases

The number of cases of dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth disease tends to increase in some areas in the country in January and February. HCM City and the southern provinces have reported an increase in dengue fever cases, while the hand, foot and mouth disease is on the rise in Ha Noi, Hai Phong and the central province of Da Nang.

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PM assigns tasks to ease hospital overload

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PM assigns tasks to ease hospital overload

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has assigned a number of tasks to the Health Ministry to ease hospital overcrowding and improve public health care.

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Funding focus on district healthcare

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The HCM City Department of Health will this year spend on improving facilities and training of health workers in district hospitals, especially clinics in wards and communes, to ease the load on city- and central-level hospitals.

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Rabies deaths lowest in a decade

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The number of fatalities caused by rabies last year was 66 nationwide, the lowest for the last 10 years, reported the Department of Preventive Medicine last Saturday.

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Satellite hospitals help ease patient overload in major cities

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Suc khoe va Doi Song (Health & Life) newspaper spoke to the health ministry's representatives and hospital officials about the efforts to ease patient overload in public hospitals.

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Free, low-charging clinics provide poor Vietnamese with good care, treatment

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Free, low-charging clinics provide poor Vietnamese with good care, treatment

A number of healthcare facilities in Vietnam have been committed to offering quality, caring treatment to the have-nots for free or at nominal fees for the past few years.

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Health Minister promises to improve health sector

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Health Minister promises to improve health sector

Easing the burden on overcrowded hospitals is a priority for the government, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said, promising to increase bed numbers at major health centres, open more satellite facilities and boost the number of family doctors.

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Cursory inspection of Vietnam firm hit by fly in bottle scandal raises eyebrows

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Cursory inspection of Vietnam firm hit by fly in bottle scandal raises eyebrows

An inspection of a Vietnamese drink maker whose products have been reported to contain strange objects has surprised members of the public as inspectors drew a final conclusion after only one day of working.

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More Vietnamese prefer fists to words

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

More Vietnamese prefer fists to words

A worrying number of Vietnamese people, particularly youths, now do not think twice about the use of violence to straighten out disputes, even nonsensical trifles, which leaves behind tragic, fatal consequences.

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