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Hue Central Hospital wins first prize at ASEAN colorectal surgeon competition

The Hue Central Hospital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue won the first prize at the recent colorectal surgeon competition through videos held by the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) in Bangkok.

Five special-grade hospitals in VN to be upgraded to international standards

Five special-grade hospitals in Vietnam will be upgraded to modern hospitals with healthcare services meeting international standards under a proposal by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Part 1: VND5 million a month not enough for physician to live a normal life

“As I have worked for 22 months, I had to pay compensation of VND44.5 million for 14 months, in cash. I was dazed because of the figure,” N.N.A., a physician in HCM City, said.

Vietnamese dialysis centres overloaded

Dialysis centres in Vietnam are facing overloading due to the rising number of people suffering from kidney problems.

New resolution introduced to address medical equipment, drug shortage in Vietnam

Experts have welcomed new plans to address challenges in the procurement and bidding for drugs and medical equipment.

Unprecedented scenes at HCM City’s largest hospital

Cho Ray Hospital, the largest hospital in HCM City, has only two operating CT machines, while a number of other medical devices have stopped working, without being repaired. Patients have had to go to other hospitals for scans.

Vietnam conquers demanding technique in microtia ear reconstruction

Vietnam has become one of a few countries in the world to master microtia ear reconstruction (MER), thanks to efforts from the Hanoi-based Vietnam - Germany Friendship Hospital.

Vietnamese hospitals to share exam results

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has asked 122 hospitals to interlink their medical exam results with each other in an effort to eliminate redundant examinations.

More patients now go abroad for treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese hospitals are losing a large number of patients who prefer the bedside manner and abilities of foreign doctors.

More foreigners come for medical tourism

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health said the number of foreign patients treated by medical facilities in the country surged last year, bringing foreign currency earnings of some US$1 billion.

Surprising fact: Foreigners visiting Vietnam for medical treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge - About 100,000 foreigners visit Vietnam every year for medical treatment, bringing more than $1 billion of revenue to local hospitals.

Hospitals tardy on medical waste

 VietNamNet Bridge – Medical waste can be a serious health threat if not treated properly, but few Vietnamese hospitals have invested in the process.

Patients hope for peace of mind through hospital CCTV

 VietNamNet Bridge – Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about Ha Noi's recent plan to install cameras in large hospitals to supervise their operations. Most of the readers supported the idea.