Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
Vietnam Airlines is named one of the best airlines in Asia for its quality service. — Photo VNAViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — National carrier Vietnam Airlines was named one of the best airlines in Asia in the annual Travellers’ Choice Major Awards by travel website TripAdvisor. The other airlines named in the same category include five-star airlines from Asia---Singapore Airlines, ANA, Korean Air, Garuda Indonesia and Cathay Pacific. The results are based on the objective assessments of airlines by passengers from around the world over 12 months. Started in 2016, the TripAdvisor Airline Reviews has attracted a large community of travellers. TripAdvisor’s website features more than 900,000 reviews of over 550 airlines in the world, in which Vietnam Airlines has received nearly 4,000 reviews in 26 languages. TripAdvisor reviews airlines based on eight criteria, including customer service, seating, leg space, hygiene, food and drinks, flight procedures, … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines wins travellers’ choice award
Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)
New hospital building delayed due to slow compensation for residents A design of the new facility for HCM City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics. Source http://www.medinet.hochiminhcity.gov.vn Slow compensation for residents affected by the construction project has delayed construction on a new facility for HCM City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics for six years. The project to build the new facility was approved by the Prime Minister in 2010. In 2011, investors designed to build a 5,000-square metre facility, which was later expanded to more than 7,000 square metres. HCM City People’s Committee has instructed the authorities of Bình Chánh District, where the new facility will be located, and investors to speed up the construction many times, but the project still has not yet been started. In 2016, for instance, the committee required that the project begin in December of that year and would be expected to be completed this year. According to the … [Read more...] about Social News 4/4 (Hourly Updated)
Teacher Nguyễn Quý Hùng (left) and Government officer Nguyễn Văn Quân (right) receive the merits for donating their rare blood to save a stranger. - Photo thanhnien.vnViet Nam News HÀ TĨNH — Two men from the central province of Quảng Bình have been praised by the health ministry for travelling more than 200km at night to donate their rare blood to save a dying patient. The 38-year-old Nguyễn Quý Hùng, a secondary teacher of the Cao Quảng School in Tuyên Hóa District, and 33-year-old Nguyễn Văn Quân, an officer of Lệ Thủy District People’s Committee, on Monday were granted the merit certificate signed by the Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến at Hà Tĩnh Province General Hospital. During the night of March 3, the hospital received a 70-year-old patient Hồ Thị Thi whose stomach was bleeding severely. Thi needed an … [Read more...] about Men travel 200km to save a stranger’s life