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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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vendredi 5 octobre 2012

Hospital fees will continue to rise

The newly-issued hospital fees are still not estimated based on the seven price constituents. The Ministry of Health says in the future the hospital fees will include all of these factors, so the fees will increase. This will be done in parallel with the expansion of health insurance coverage to all people (especially disadvantaged subjects).

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lundi 10 septembre 2012

Doctors at upscale French hospital lack Vietnam permits

Many doctors at the upscale French-owned FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City are working without valid local practice licenses, inspectors with the HCMC Department of Health said Saturday.

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samedi 3 mars 2012

Vietnam study finds bribes dominate medicine prices

How to measure medical corruption? Tuan Anh Nguyen, a researcher at Hanoi University of Pharmacy, believes informal payments to doctors are "a dominant factor" in high prices of the older off-patent drugs that make up the lion's share of prescriptions in many emerging markets.

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lundi 6 février 2012

Vietnam hospital fees set for five-fold increase

Fees for hundreds of medical services at public hospitals are expected to increase up to five times the current rates issued in 1995, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen said at an online forum recently.

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samedi 7 janvier 2012

Vietnamese man 'stable' after giant tumour removed

A Vietnamese man was in a stable condition in hospital Friday after doctors removed a giant tumour from his right leg that weighed more than the rest of his body, hospital officials said.

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lundi 21 juin 2010

Vietnam performs first human heart transplant

Vietnam has successfully performed its first human heart transplant, after many trials using pigs since August 2005, according to the Vietnam Military Medical University.

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dimanche 12 avril 2009

Vietnam says no to privatising state-run hospital

HANOI — Vietnam's ruling Communist Party said state-owned hospitals will not be privatised, effectively ending a debate of the past few years over a plan to diversify ownership of treatment facilities in the health sector.

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samedi 27 décembre 2008

Thousands of children hospitalised during Hanoi, HCM City cold snaps

Cold weather is being blamed for thousands of children with diarrhea in Hanoi as well as the spread of colds and flu to thousands more in HCM City during the past few weeks.

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dimanche 14 décembre 2008

Vietnam health officers to visit Malaysia

BANGKOK - A group of doctors and health officers from Vietnam will visit Malaysia beginning Monday to explore health facilities and prospects for medical tourism in the country.

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