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Doctors have to work 10 years at public hospitals before earning US$400 a month

Many young doctors don’t return to the hospitals which fund their study after finishing their training courses. They leave for private hospitals where they can expect higher pay.

Medical staff resignations point to failed public hospital management

The thousands of resignations of medical staff at public hospitals and large hospitals under the autonomy policy have reflected a failure in the management of public hospitals.

Law on Pharmacy needs to be amended

The lack of medicine at public hospitals has caused concern among the public. The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and relevant ministries to find solutions to resolve the problem.

Hospitals bemoan autonomy trial flop

After a trial period of two years, state-owned central hospitals are seeking to cease comprehensive autonomy because of financial challenges and legal complications, urging more legal changes ahead.

Don’t privatise public hospitals: former NA official

Former vice-chairman of National Assembly’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children Le Nhu Tien talked about problems that occur when public hospitals and medical centres are allowed to attract non-State investment.

Day surgery increasingly performed at public hospitals

Less invasive surgery procedures are being performed during one-day stays at many public hospitals in HCM City, resulting in lower costs, reduced incidences of infections contracted during hospital stays, and reduction in patient overcrowding.

Best healthcare services for all

Bach Mai Hospital, one of the biggest public hospitals in the country, has recently announced it would gradually wipe out so-called “serviced beds” or “beds on demand”.

Singapore charges foreigners with COVID-19 for treatment

Singapore has begun to charge foreigners infected with coronavirus for treatment after recording three new imported cases.

Public hospitals need more independence: NA deputies

The National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs continued its meeting on Thursday on the implementation of autonomy at public hospitals.

Hospitals stop overtime examination due to shortage of physicians

Public hospitals in the Mekong delta are running low on doctors who have been quitting their job; accordingly, the hospitals stopped overtime examination affecting insured patients’ benefits.


Poorly paid doctors quit public hospitals, move to private sector

Dozens of doctors at public hospitals in the southernmost province of Ca Mau have resigned in recent years because of modest salaries, the provincial Department of Health has said.

Social workers help improve quality of services at HCM City public hospitals

Workers from the social work division of the District 2 Hospital in HCM City meet every outpatient and inpatient to find out what problems they face and provide quick assistance.

Lure of lucre: Public hospitals face brain drain

 VietNamNet Bridge – Public hospitals are facing a “brain drain” with many doctors and pharmacists moving to private health facilities attracted by their high salaries.

HCM City seeks to solve shortage of medical staff

Public hospitals in HCM City will be allowed to employ doctors and other health staff members without the city’s household registration book starting in November, helping them solve a shortage of medical staff, 

Quang Nam struggles to hire doctors

 VietNamNet Bridge – The central province of Quang Nam is struggling to recruit doctors for public hospitals and clinics because of low pay and tough working conditions.

Experts: Vietnam's health illiteracy hurts quality of care

 VietNamNet Bridge – In Viet Nam’s crowded public hospitals, patients only get one or two minutes with a doctor instead of 15-20, leading to inadequate health literacy and less effective treatment,

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HCM City to increase fees for hospital services next month

 VietNamNet Bridge – Fees will increase at 378 public hospitals in June, under a decision by the HCM City's People Council as part of a three-year plan.

Hanoi to install CCTV at public hospitals

Many public hospitals in Hanoi will install CCTV in the emergency and examination wards to supervise health workers and to facilitate management, said the Director of the Hanoi Department of Health.

HCM City withdraws proposal on raising hospital fees

HCM City authorities had prepared a plan on increasing hospital fees to submit to the city People’s Council for approval at the ongoing session but they decided to withdraw the proposal at the last minute.