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

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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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Traditional house inaugurated to honour healthcare staff

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Traditional house inaugurated to honour healthcare staff

Vietnam’s healthcare sector history has been chronicled and featured in a respected space established within the Hanoi University of Pharmacy, which was inaugurated on February 27, marking the 60th ceremony of the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27, 1955-2015).

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Health Minister promises to improve health sector

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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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VFF President congratulates medical staff ahead of doctor’s day

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VOV News English 5 day(s) ago

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has congratulated the Military Central Hospital 108, Viet Duc Hospital, Health Ministry and Military Medical Department in Hanoi on the 60 th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor’s Day (February 27).

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Hospitals gear up for rush of Tet traffic traumas

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Hospitals gear up for rush of Tet traffic traumas

Hospitals in HCM City have boosted emergency room staff numbers for the Tet, expecting a dramatic increase in the number of traffic accident trauma cases over the holiday period, with the number of fatalities likely to be higher than last year.

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US doctors offer exams to the poor in Binh Dinh

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago

Medical staff members of the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton from the US state of California provided free exams and medicine to the poor in the central province of Binh Dinh from February 4-9.

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Projected mortality estimates remain controversial subject

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about a new screening tool that allows people to know if they're dying within 30 days. The researchers' hope is to relieve the families of patients in serious conditions from expensive medical costs, the patients from unnecessary intrusive medical procedures, and medial staff from the pressure of keeping the patients alive under any circumstances.

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Bach Mai Hospital to remain open during Tet

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Bach Mai Hospital to remain open during Tet

The Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital, one of the central hospitals in the country, will for the first time operate as usual during Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival to avoid the shortage of health staff, due to the absence of those away on Tet holiday, which may cause an overload of patients as previous years.

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Republic of Korea assists medical training in Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The Republic of Korea will sponsor a three-year training programme for central Thua Thien-Hue province’s general hospital to improve the quality of its staff.

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Overcrowding still plagues major Vietnam hospitals

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Overcrowding still plagues major Vietnam hospitals

Overcrowding, bed-sharing and overworked staff continue to raise concerns about the quality of care at major hospitals in Vietnam.

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Traffic safety panel orders action against negligent staff

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Traffic safety panel orders action against negligent staff

The national traffic safety committee yesterday ordered Hai Phong City's traffic safety committee to identify the people responsible for negligence in the case of a pregnant woman's death.

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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 1 month(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 1 month(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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