Coach Park Hang Seo has no time to celebrate Vietnam’s ticket to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in UAE Coach Park Hang Seo has led Vietnam to secure a berth at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in his debut with the team this week, but the South Korean did not have time to delight in his mission accomplished. Park, who was appointed the Vietnam coach in October, has in fact been criticized for his lackluster leadership in the first official game with the team, a goalless draw against Afghanistan on home soil in the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying game on Tuesday. Vietnam have booked a place in the finals, to take place in the United Arab Emirates in January-February 2019, one match before the qualifiers finish, but the South Korean coach could not take much credit for this achievement. “In their first match under new Korean coach Park Hang-seo, Vietnam was a shadow of the side that we’ve seen evolve over the past couple of years,” Scott McIntyre wrote on Fox Sports. Park only began to … [Read more...] about Korean coach given little credit despite Vietnam securing ticket to Asian Cup
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A man smokes inside Bạch Mai General Hospital. Việt Nam still has a high smoking rate among adults. — Photo afamily.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has seen a remarkable reduction in the exposure rate to secondhand smoke (SHS) over the past decade, an official has said. The news was revealed on Wednesay to participants at a conference on conducting tobacco harm-reduction activities in 2016. “People’ s and community awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco and the need to obey the law and regulations on tobacco harm prevention has improved drastically. This is an important milestone for ensuring the sustainability of the tobacco harm prevention initiative in the coming years,” deputy minister of Health Phạm Lê Tuấn said. A survey conducted by WHO, the US CDC, the General Statistics Office and the Hà Nội Medical University in 2015 showed that the SHS rate at home had dropped to 59.9 per … [Read more...] about Exposure to secondhand smoke drops in Việt Nam: new report
Hanoi (VNA) - Resolution No.27-NQ / TW 2018 states that by 2020,the minimum wage must ensure minimum living standard of employees. Will the results of the National Wage Council’s meeting make this goal reachable? The National Wage Council convenes the first meeting, discussing regional minimum salary hike 2020 (Photo: VietnamPlus) On June 14, the National Wage Council will convene its first 2019 meeting to discuss raising the minimum wage. 7-8 percent wage hike proposal Talking with reporters at the beginning of the meeting, deputy head of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Department of Labour Relations Le Dinh Quang said the 2018 minimum wage negotiations helped raise 2019’s minimum wage, meeting about 95 percent of the minimum living standard for employees. “The economic landscape for 2019 is favourable for a minimum wage hike by 2020. 'Filling' the gap between the minimum wage and the minimum living standard is VGCL’s … [Read more...] about National Wage Council’s meeting: Is salary hike 2020 ‘reachable’?
Workers of the hospital's Microbiology Department cut thousands of HIV and Hepatitis B test strips in half in order to use them for two people instead of one. Thu Hằng In Việt Nam, there is a saying that goes 'lương y như từ mẫu', meaning that good doctors are like loving mothers. I agree and I respect doctors for their important role in society as well as the demanding nature of their job. When we are sick, we completely count on our doctors. But recent medical mistakes and fraud in the healthcare sector have caused a great deal of public concern and left many of us wondering who to trust. The recent case where medical workers were alleged to have cut HIV testing strips at Hà Nội's Saint Paul Hospital, the largest hospital under the management of Hà Nội, created widespread panic. Many people have asked whether other establishments were doing similar things. Are all test results to be trusted or not? VTV24 … [Read more...] about Public losing trust in health workers
Colonel Pham Manh Thuong, deputy director of the ministry's Criminal Police Department, said at a conference in Hanoi Tuesday that the police force has been instructed to prioritize action in cases of sexual abuse of children, given recent "complicated developments." Local police have been ordered to report all such cases to the ministry so it could provide guidance and send officers to assist with investigations. Thuong said the Ministry of Public Security's hotline 113 is active all the time. The ministry is implementing a project to enhance capabilities for officials and investigators, and coordinating with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to build 10 interrogation/counselling facilities in as many provinces, he said. Thuong also said that the facilities will be staffed by people who can speak local dialects and English. The staff will include women and doctors to assist girl victims. He said the police would investigate key geographical areas, use their … [Read more...] about Ministry to help police handle sexual abuse of children