Viet Nam News As part of their social initiatives, Family Medical Practice Vietnam and the Embassy of Israel in Việt Nam have co-organised free medical checkups and treatment camps for needy residents of nine communes in Kon Plông from September 11-18. Lots of effort has been made to help improve the health and life of Việt Nam's most disadvantaged communities living in one of poorest districts of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. Vương Bạch Liên reports. Wearing a thin overcoat, Y Hui trembles in the cold as she holds her child in her arms and waits for her turn to get a health checkup at a medical centre in Kon Plông District. Despite the heavy rain, the young mother has ridden her motorbike since early in the morning to take her four-year-old daughter to the medical centre of the district's Hiếu Commune where she lives. Normally, she hardly ever goes to the medical centre. Like for most residents of Kon Plông District in the Central Highlands Kon Tum Province, it takes … [Read more...] about Doctors, embassy bring health care to Kon Tum
Just better care
Nhan Dan - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs broke ground on a nursing centre in Da Nang city on August 5, aiming to provide better care for revolutionary contributors in the central region. The 11-storey centre will occupy an area of 9,000 square metres in My An commune, Ngu Hanh Son district. Total investment will approach approximately VND237 billion (US$11.2 million). Due for completion in 2018, the 248-bed centre will provide health services and nursing treatment to war invalids, heroic Vietnamese mothers and those in Da Nang city and other central provinces who contributed to the country's revolutionary cause in the past. As many as 30 nursing centres have been built throughout the country, satisfying just 10% of the demand. The construction of this centre will help fill some of that demand, improving the quality of nursing care for revolutionary contributors. … [Read more...] about Central revolutionary contributors to receive better care
The widespread injection for kids as well as for other objects in the families is being better cared by Phu Yen people. Apart the public health care centers, lots of people have been coming to private clinics to get service injection. … [Read more...] about Injection to prevent diseases: Better care from the inhabitants
Poor patients are being squeezed out of the health care system as doctors accept significant commissions from the pharmaceutical industry and more affluent patients A boy waits to receive acupuncture treatment at a hospital in Hanoi July 1, 2011. Dang Thi Kim Oanh has been reluctant to go to the hospital to be examined and treated for a goiter she has been suffering from for more than 10 years. “The Tumor Hospital is among a few that could offer adequate treatment for this. But I have heard that patients must wait for hours before being examined and that if you need surgery, you will have to wait several months,” she said. The small-trader in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8, who earns a mere VND70,000 per day, said she was afraid of having to pay additional unofficial fees to doctors, surgeons and nurses – a common practice among many Vietnamese patients. Experts have blamed the lucrative commissions offered by pharmaceutical companies and the … [Read more...] about Incentives another symptom of a diseased health care system
We’ve translated and summarized a series of stories from the local media about the business of brokering marriages betwen Vietnamese women and Korean men. The stories have triggered hundreds of letters to VietNam Express from its readers. Here are typical reader’s comments.Young women queue for chance to snag a foreign husband Portraits: Korean ‘grooms’ and marriage brokers As a Vietnamese man, I always protest Vietnamese girls marrying foreign men. The fundamental solution is creating jobs for rural women so they can have stable sources of income and can live in their homeland. If that’s not done, this situation will persist forever, even though the law forbids it. I hope the state can solve the fundamental problem. (Duong Phan) I’m sad. Many girls have not cared about their honor just because of money. Even sadder, Vietnamese law is too loose. (Bui Tan Man) Who will Vietnamese men marry? Korean women don’t want to marry unsuccessful men … [Read more...] about In a word: Girls – be careful!