occupational diseases

Update news occupational diseases

The Ministry of Health is drafting a circular to add COVID-19 to the list of occupational diseases, meaning that certain workers will be able to make social insurance claims if they contracted the coronavirus at work as Vietnam has dropped

Occupational diseases on the rise among Vietnamese workers

 VietNamNet Bridge – After two years of working at a factory in Ha Noi, mechanic Huynh from the central region finds it hard to hear conversations unless his companions talk loudly.

Occupational diseases threaten VN workers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vu Duc Kham, 43, was just coming out of anaesthesia after seven hours of having his lungs washed at the Coal and Mineral Hospital in Ha Noi.

Occupational accidents increase due to obsolete machinery

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, there are nearly 6,000 labor accidents in Vietnam, killing about 600 people, annually. However, the data at hospitals showed that the number of victims is more than three times.