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Vietnam sees increasing survival rate of premature infants

Advances in treatment at hospitals nationwide have helped save more and more premature infants who are at high risk of mortality. 

Grassroots healthcare clinics to be upgraded

Vietnam is one of the few countries with a complete healthcare network which had been widely expanded to villages to provide primary treatment to local people, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said.

Patient found with two types of cancer in same lung

A patient identified with two different types of cancer occurring simultaneously on the same lung lobe has been hospitalised in the Vietnam-Sweden Hospital in Uong Bi City of the northeastern province Quang Ninh.

Loving photos show conjoined twins after removal of leg cast

Doctors have removed the casts from the legs of conjoined twins Hoang Truc Nhi and Hoang Dieu Nhi after a month and a half, therefore allowing them to prepare to take their very first steps in life.

Project aims to improve healthcare in 13 provinces

The Ministry of Health kicked off a five-year project on developing district- and commune-level healthcare systems in 13 provinces nationwide at an online conference held on August 25.

Three foreign experts honoured for supporting health sector in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health held a ceremony in Hanoi on August 25 to present the “For people’s health” insignia to three foreign experts in recognition of their contributions to the Vietnamese health sector.

Medical air ambulance saves patients on islands

The Military Hospital 175 is the first responder to emergency evacuation requests from the Spratly Islands' medical detachments.

More diphtheria infections confirmed in Quang Tri

The central province of Quang Tri has reported eight more diphtheria cases, comprised of children aged between 1 and 12.


First online heart surgery operation implemented via Viettel Telehealth

Doctors at Hanoi Heart Hospital have successfully carried out the first online heart surgeries in Vietnam for patients at Phu Tho General Hospital through the Telehealth system developed by Viettel Group.

Brave doctors head to Da Nang to fight outbreak

As thousands of tourists fled Da Nang after the COVID-19 outbreak sprang up in the central city, dozens of leading doctors went in the opposite direction, towards the danger.

Cancer the second leading cause of death in Vietnam

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Vietnam, accounting for 17.9 per cent and 19.9 per cent of total deaths caused by diseases in the country in 2010 and 2017 respectively.

Conjoined twins recover well after separation

The 13-month-old conjoined twins who had surgery to separate them on July 15 at the City Children’s Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City no longer have fever and they are showing signs of good recovery.


HCM City takes steps to increase vaccinations among children

The HCM City Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has instructed district health officials to either send messages or call parents of children born between January and September in 2019 to remind them about vaccination schedules this year.

Vietnam hailed for wise investment in health care

Wise investment in health care is one of the factors leading to Vietnam’s spectacularly effective COVID-19 response, said an article published on the Japan Times on July 26.

Another hospital in HCM City accepts electronic payments

Gia Dinh People’s Hospital in HCM City on Thursday began accepting electronic payment of hospital fees to reduce waiting time and increase patient satisfaction.

Experts raise the alarm about e-cigarette smoking among youths

Experts voiced concerns over the alarming prevalence of e-cigarette and heat cigarette smoking among young people in Vietnam during a conference held by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Ho Chi Minh City on July 23.

Doctors perform surgery on patients with rare TB aortitis

Doctors at Binh Dan Hospital in HCM City have performed emergency surgery on three patients diagnosed with tuberculosis aortitis, a rare condition that can cause aortic rupture.

Military doctor makes history in transplanting limb from living donor

The world’s first limb transplant from a living donor was successfully conducted in April by surgeon Nguyen The Hoang and his colleagues at the Upper Limb Surgery and Microsurgery Department of Hanoi’s Central Military Hospital 108.


Conjoined twins successfully separated in Ho Chi Minh City


The 12-hour operation to separate conjoined twins in Vietnam, with the participation of nearly 100 medics, has made headlines in foreign newspapers.


First Vietnamese girl diagnosed with excessive hair syndrome

Vietnam’s first case of Cantú syndrome was discovered by doctors of the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Dermato Venereology, health official said on July 16.