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dimanche 2 février 2020

More fined in Vietnam for spreading coronavirus rumors

Six people in northern Vietnam have been fined VND12.5 million ($541) each for spreading false information about the new coronavirus.

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vendredi 31 janvier 2020

First Vietnamese citizens test positive for coronavirus

Three Vietnamese citizens returning from China's Wuhan tested positive for coronavirus as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Health, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to four.

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jeudi 30 janvier 2020

Vietnam confirms 3 new coronavirus infections

Three Vietnamese nationals have been infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV), increasing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to five, according to the Ministry of Health.

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samedi 13 juillet 2019

Baby Hoai An, found in plastic bag and treated in Singapore, dies in Vietnam

A Vietnamese baby girl who was treated at a Singapore hospital after being left for dead in Vietnam in March has died.

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mercredi 30 janvier 2019

Patient sings during first awake brain surgery in Vietnam

A male patient sang as he underwent an operation on his brain tumour while fully conscious, the first such procedure in Vietnam.

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mardi 29 janvier 2019

Vietnam’s first LGBT-friendly clinic provides relief from illness and prejudice

Discrimination and lack of expertise on problems specific to the LGBT community made members hesitant about approaching public hospitals.

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Graying Vietnam can’t afford to get old

Vietnam's socialized healthcare system looks hale on the surface but shifting demographics and financial woes point to ill-health ahead

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jeudi 24 janvier 2019

Public healthcare in Vietnam drops ‘the public’

The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam increasingly sees public health as a financial burden and is now weaning the country’s healthcare system off of its subsidies, Minh Vo writes.

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vendredi 16 février 2018

Surgical robots used in more hospitals in Vietnam

Only one hospital in Vietnam was equipped with surgical robots in 2014, but the figure had increased to four by the end of 2017.

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mercredi 3 janvier 2018

Patient satisfaction critical factor in hospital ranking

Phạm Văn Tác, Director General of the health ministry's Department of Organisation and Personnel, talks to Hải Quan (Customs) on why patient dissatisfaction persists despite various efforts to improve healthcare services in the country.

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mardi 29 mars 2016

Vietnam’s battle with tuberculosis

Dr. Bui Xuan Hiep, the head of tuberculosis control in this city’s Hoang Mai district, paged proudly through a large handwritten patient log.

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lundi 14 mars 2016

In Vietnam, private hospitals locked in survival struggle

Two-thirds of the 180 private hospitals in Vietnam are struggling to make a profit in the face of public infirmaries being overcrowded, according to the Private Hospital Association.

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jeudi 3 mars 2016

Vietnam not ready for human head transplant

A revered Vietnamese surgeon and professor is skeptical over whether hospitals in Vietnam are ready to perform a head-to-body transplant, at a time when one local hospital is seeking volunteers for this type of operation.

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jeudi 14 janvier 2016

Vietnam : Head transplant volunteers being sought for controversial surgery at Hanoi hospital

Head transplant volunteers are being sought by a hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. The deputy director of the Vietnam-Germany Hospital said he hopes to bring the surgery to the country if Sergio Canavero is successful in his attempt to transplant the head of a person onto the body of another.

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dimanche 27 décembre 2015

Vietnam health officials seek to calm parents, promise no more vaccine frenzy

The Ministry of Health has promised adequate supply of a vaccine that is highly sought after by Vietnamese parents, following a chaotic scene in front of a medical center in Hanoi.

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dimanche 11 octobre 2015

Vietnam to include doctor wages in hospital fees, upsetting uninsured patients

Patients are expected to pay more at state-owned hospitals in Vietnam as many expenses, including doctor wages, will be counted in the medical services there, under a roadmap set by the Ministry of Health.

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mardi 17 mars 2015

Altruistic surrogacy now legal in Vietnam, bound by numerous limits

The Ministry of Health has allowed three major hospitals in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City to carry out surrogacy services on a trial basis, starting this week.

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dimanche 15 février 2015

The poor still miss out on healthcare in Vietnam

A doctor working at Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi said one of her patients committed suicide last year because he did not have enough money to pay for daily treatment for his kidney disease. The treatment fee was too much for the man to afford, especially since he was so ill he could not work.

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jeudi 5 février 2015

80% of cancer patients in Vietnam hospitalized in terminal stage

As many as 80 percent of cancer patients in Vietnam have been hospitalized in the terminal stage of the disease, which kills about 70,000 people in the country every year, a hospital director has warned.

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samedi 6 décembre 2014

Vietnam jails plastic surgeon for 19 years for dumping patient’s body into river

A Vietnam court has sentenced a cosmetic surgeon to 19 years in prison for throwing the body of a female patient into a river after she died during a botched surgery at his private beauty salon in Hanoi last year.

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dimanche 2 novembre 2014

‘Possible Ebola patient’ hospitalized in central Vietnam

A Vietnamese man who arrived from Guinea five days ago is suspected of having Ebola after showing a high fever and was quarantined in a hospital in central Vietnam’s Da Nang City on Saturday.

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samedi 30 août 2014

Fake ambulances at Vietnam’s hospitals

Not all ambulances running on streets in Vietnam are legal. Many of them are fake ones.

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dimanche 20 avril 2014

Vietnam measles outbreak kills more than 100 people, mostly children

Hanoi - Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government says. At least 112 people - the majority of them under 10 years old - have died of the disease so far in 2014, the Ministry of Health said on Friday in a statement.

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vendredi 25 octobre 2013

Vietnam health official apologizes for death involving cosmetic surgeon

A health official has apologized for an incident involving a doctor who threw the body of a customer who died at his unlicensed cosmetic surgery clinic into a river in Hanoi.

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samedi 7 septembre 2013

Germany looks to Vietnam to alleviate elderly care crisis

Hanoi - Midway through recalling his experience caring for elderly people in a Hanoi hospital, 23-year-old Nguyen Huu Lai pauses for breath and his eyes fill with tears.

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mercredi 10 juillet 2013

Why do Vietnam's patients bribe their doctors ?

Three months ago, a woman from a village south of Hanoi needed her son referred to a provincial hospital by a district doctor for an operation.

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lundi 18 février 2013

Vietnam lagging behind in bacterial fight

Recently, a 52-year-old man from Ho Chi Minh City, identified by his initials as L.V.N., received endoscopic surgery to have his kidney stones removed, but the small cut did not heal after more than two weeks and it began to leak pus.

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samedi 5 janvier 2013

Cancer patients increase quickly in Vietnam

Patients with cancer are increasing rapidly in Vietnam. The sad thing is that most patients are in the later stage when they see doctors, so the cancer cure rate in Vietnam is not as high as desired.

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jeudi 18 octobre 2012

Danang Cancer Hospital to open soon

DANANG – Danang City’s Sponsorship Association for Underprivileged Women and Children last week received financial assistance from organizations and individuals for the Danang Cancer Hospital that has been built thanks to the contributions of donors nationwide.

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samedi 6 octobre 2012

Difficulties await Vietnam’s ‘little dragons’

Experts warn that children born in the supposedly auspicious Year of the Dragon will face a demographic crunch later

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