China hospital staff demand better security after deadly brawl

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China hospital staff demand better security after deadly brawl

Hospital staff have demonstrated in China to demand better protection after a doctor and a patient were killed in a fight, media reported on Monday, the latest incident to highlight problems in a system often overwhelmed with patients.

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Theft turns rife in Vietnam hospitals

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 day(s) ago

Theft is rampant in hospitals in Vietnam, with thieves cheating patients and their relatives through sophisticated measures such as disguising themselves as medical staff by wearing white blouses and jackets.

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Hotline helps to restore public trust in local healthcare sector

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

After last year's success, the health sector plans to continue its patient feedback hotline in 2015 and will beef up staff to ensure that claims are tackled 24/7.

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Patients complain about overprescribing

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Patients complain about overprescribing

Patients at a major hospital in HMC City have complained that at least one doctor was misdiagnosing, overprescribing and ordering pointless tests, forcing them to struggle to pay for unnecessary medicines and treatment so staff can earn commissions from drug firms.

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HCM City aims to increase health insurance coverage

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

HCM City this year aims to have 76 per cent of its population covered with health insurance, Cao Van Sang, head of the city Social Insurance Agency, has said.

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US Ambassador donates blood ahead of Tet

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US Ambassador donates blood ahead of Tet

The US Embassy in Hanoi in collaboration with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) on January 15 sponsored a blood drive in Hanoi.

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US Ambassador donates blood ahead of Tet

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

US Ambassador donates blood ahead of Tet

(VOV) - The US Embassy in Hanoi in collaboration with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) on January 15 sponsored a blood drive in Hanoi.

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Commune-level clinics need more staff

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Commune-level clinics need more staff

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said at a conference held in Ha Noi yesterday that about 50 per cent of the commune-level clinics nationwide need to be upgraded.

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Nationwide campaign assists rural residents

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

A campaign to offer free check-ups and basic treatment for 1 million low-income people in rural areas has proven beneficial, improving community awareness and helping medical staff sympathise with natives’ difficulties, said Director of the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital Nguyen Quoc Anh.

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Medical staff face public ire for vaccine accident

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Medical staff face public ire for vaccine accident

Pregnant women in Bac Ninh Province are furious medical staff gave them the wrong vaccine, tried to cover it up, and failed to monitor them for any adverse reactions.

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Poor doctor care, lax security, blamed for hospital staff attacks

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Poor doctor care, lax security, blamed for hospital staff attacks

Medical staff are being attacked in increasing numbers by patients and family members because of perceived neglect by doctors and lax security in hospitals, Vietnamese officials say.

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Yen Bai residents get free health checks

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Ha Noi Heart Hospital staff gave free health checks to about 200 poor and elderly residents in the northern province of Yen Bai's Viet Hong Commune yesterday.

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Chinese medics beef up Ebola fight; US doctor remains ill

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Chinese medics beef up Ebola fight; US doctor remains ill

The Chinese doctors, epidemiologists and nurses will staff a US$41 million Ebola treatment unit which will be built and be up and running in 10 days, ambassador Zhang Yue said.

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Vietnam institute denies taking bribes in Bio-Rad case

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Vietnam institute denies taking bribes in Bio-Rad case

A Hanoi medical institute has said its staff did not receive any kickback from Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. (Bio-Rad) after U.S. authoriries concluded the American firm bribed Vietnamese health officials in return for medical supply contracts in 2005-2009.

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Doctor cured of Ebola, hugs NYC Mayor de Blasio

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

After hugging New York City's mayor, Dr. Craig Spencer thanks staff at Bellevue Hospital Center for the "tremendous care and support" they gave him, curing him of Ebola contracted from his work in Guinea.

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