Update news treatment

Experts discussed payments for remote health examination and treatment with health insurance during a conference held by the Ministry of Health on June 1 in Hanoi.

Four Brits leave Vietnam, recovered from COVID-19 and grateful

Four Britons who have recovered from COVID-19 in central Vietnam have expressed their thanks to local authorities before heading home.


Hotels urged to provide free lodging for first responders

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has called on hotels and other lodgings to accommodate people who are helping with the response to COVID-19 like doctors, other health care providers and first responders.

Covid-19: Vietnam reports 33rd case

Vietnam has reported two more cases of Covid-19 infection, including a British man and a Vietnamese woman who returned from London.

Coronavirus patients responding to treatment: health ministry

No new cases of the coronavirus outbreak in Vietnam had been reported in recent days and infected patients were responding well to treatment.

HCM City fosters development of smart healthcare

HCM City has invested extensively in smart healthcare development, with a focus on healthcare big data platform and the use of information technology in hospital management and expertise management.

Hepatitis C patients find treatment too expensive

 VietNamNet Bridge – A former intravenous drug user in HCM City had the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for many years but did not know about it.  

Stigma hurts HIV diagnosis, treatment

 As the HIV response is being integrated into the general healthcare system, raising awareness of healthcare workers is important in addressing discrimination and stigma.

Childhood cancer survivors have fewer long-term side effects: study

 Better treatment strategies for pediatric cancers are helping survivors live longer, with fewer serious health problems related to their treatment, 

HIV/AIDs treatment costs to spike

 People with HIV and AIDS are expecting medical costs to soar when international health aid is cut off next year, participants at a policy dialogue said on June 27.

Food poisoning kills two in Yen Bai

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two people died and two others were hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning in the northern province of Yen Bai, the provincial People’s Committee reported.

Bald and beautiful: Cancer patient stays positive

 VietNamNet Bridge – Bui Thu Thuy, 33, panted heavily, trying to catch her breath. Her hands and feet were frozen stiff and she felt her brain was melting. It was very difficult to keep moving, but she kept pushing herself,

Mitochondrial disease study raises hope of treatment

 US scientists say they have taken the first step towards treating people born with mitochondrial diseases - debilitating genetic disorders.

HIV: new approach against virus 'holds promise'

 The first human trial of a new type of HIV therapy suggests it could be a promising weapon in the fight against the virus.

Drug rehab programme draws few participants

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City's two-year-old community-based treatment for drug addicts has not proven very successful due to various reasons, including the fact that admission for treatment is voluntary.

HCM City air pollution causes major health problems

 VietNamNet Bridge – Rampant air-borne pollution is causing massive health problems in leading cities throughout Viet Nam,

Ebola: British man begins treatment in London hospital

Doctors at a hospital in north-west London have begun treating a Briton who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Saudi Arabia registers new cases, deaths of MERS virus infection

 Saudi Arabia registered on Sunday three new cases and three more deaths of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection, adding the total number of cases to 483, including 142 deaths.

Vietnam sees rise in childhood autism

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam now has an estimated 200,000 children who suffer from autism and the number is increasing.

Study shows HIV-infected men susceptible to increased risk for heart disease

 Men with long-term HIV infections are at a greater risk for a heart attack than their uninfected peers, a new U.S. study said Tuesday.