Teachers serve lunch at Kindergarten School No 27 in Binh Thanh District, HCM City. Around 400 children are hospitalised every year in the city for food and chemical poisoning. — VNA/VNS Photo The Anh HCM CITY — Adult carelessness and ignorance can lead to food poisoning among children, Children No 1 Hospital's doctors have warned. Earlier this month, two patients were hospitalised after eating toads' eggs and puffer fish. They were in critical condition, suffering from vomiting and difficult breathing and slowed heartbeat. After two days of treatment, the children were in stable condition. Nguyen Minh Tien, deputy head of the hospital's recuperation faculty, said that many ignorant adults believed that toad meat and puffer fish help growth and weight gain. "Toad meat does not in fact contain many highly nutritious elements that are good for children. However, bufotoxine, a toxic chemical found in toad skin, their eggs and livers, can cause serious damage to children's … [Read more...] about Toad eggs deadly for children
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Quang Ninh: work accident kills two coal miners An accident occurred at a coal mine in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 5 afternoon, killing two workers and injuring two others. The incident happened at 1:30pm at a work site of the Ha Long Coal Company. A cable snapped while the four workers were transporting mining tools down a 67 metre pit. The injured are being treated at the province's general hospital. The Vietnam National Coal - Mineral Industries Corporation offered 20 million VND (897 USD) for the family of each dead person. Flood leaves 13 dead, missing, thousands of visitors stranded in Lao Cai Heavy-rain triggered flooding in the wake of tropical storm Nida caused at least 13 people dead and missing and thousands of visitors stranded due to landslide and flooding in Highway 4D in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on August 5. According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, storm Nida rendering widespread heavy rains, flash flood … [Read more...] about Social News 7/8
Social work training to boost drug rehab work The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs yesterday, Sep 7, launched a three-year project to build capacity for social-work students and State social workers. The US$200,000-project funded by the international Atlantic Philanthropies is being carried out by the ministry's Department of Social Protection with technical support from the global health and development organisation Family Health International (FHI) 360. The project was initiated in response to the National Programme on Development of Social Work Profession for the 2010-20 period, said Nguyen Van Hoi, deputy director of the department. … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 8/9
Chinese businessmen are flocking to Vietnam to collect seafood materials right at the Vietnamese ports as if they are on the home market. Vietnamese fishermen are happy because they can sell seafood at good prices to Chinese businessmen. But no one can say for sure what will happen in the future. At Vinh Luong fishing port, a small port of Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa province, though the sea is choppy these days, there are still some 30 fishing boats coming in and out every day. When Saigon tiep thi's reporters came, they could see crowds on the quay, where some 10 Chinese merchants, who checked the product samples and negotiated about the prices with Vietnamese fishermen. Lin Suo Qiang, 40, a Chinese merchant, thoroughly considered every basket of fish and talked to Vietnamese women in Vietnamese. He said that he has been doing business in Vietnam for the last several years. "Vietnamese seafood products are diversified. The quality is not the most important thing. The … [Read more...] about Chinese rush to collect Vietnam’s seafood, and what’s next?