Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình and leading Vietnamese and Japanese health officials attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Health Evaluation and Promotion Centre at Chợ Rẫy Hospital. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City in coordination with Japan’s International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) on October 14 opened the Health Evaluation and Promotion Centre (HECI) at Chợ Rẫy Hospital. Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The centre, the first of its kind in the country, with state-of-the-art Japanese medical technology, offers a wide range of premium-quality health care packages to help people stay free of lifestyle-related diseases, said Assoc Prof Nguyễn Trường Sơn, director of Chợ Rẫy Hospital. With collaboration from leading Japanese … [Read more...] about Việt Nam, Japan cooperate in high-quality health services
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When Apple announced two major new healthcare features this week, it billed them both as terrific innovations that may well keep us alive. Later this year, its Watch will be able to automatically call emergency services if it detects you have suffered a fall and are no longer moving. And it will also let you know if you have heart problems and should perhaps visit your doctor as soon as possible. Other devices have offered similar functions in the past, albeit in less elegantly presented gadgets. But with an estimated 50 million Apple Watches out there already, there are concerns about the pressures it may bring to already-strained healthcare systems. The result may be even more calls to emergency services and, according to one of Britain’s leading surgeons, a new wave of technology-driven hypochondria. "Medical professionals will also need to be vigilant to the risk of misdiagnosis and overtreatment that this proliferation of personalised health information could bring,” … [Read more...] about Can health services handle the Apple Watch?
Viet Nam News Phạm Lương Sơn, deputy director general of Việt Nam Social Security, talks to Việt Nam News Agency on the imperative need to increase health insurance coverage to all Vietnamese citizens. Will you please tell us some of the most notable achievements over the last 5 years implementing the Party Central Committee’s Resolution on the national policy on social and health insurance in the period from 2012 – 2020? By May 2018, more than 81 million out of nearly 94 million Vietnamese people - some 85.6 percent of the Vietnamese population – were covered by health insurance. This percentage is much higher than the target set in Resolution 21 of the Party CC. In 2017 alone, the health insurance sector paid more than VNĐ88 trillion ($3.8 billion) for 170 million hospital visits. One of the tasks laid down in 2018 for Việt Nam Social Security (VSS) was to expand social insurance coverage to disadvantaged people, … [Read more...] about Health service improvement is essential
Chief of Child Survival and Development Program of UNICEF Vietnam, Mr. Friday Nwaigwe addressed the event (Photo: H.H)Mental health and psychosocial problems are widespread and increasing in Vietnam, particularly among children and youthe, and despite some progress the service environment and response for Vietnam remains largely inadequate. The lack of mental health services is particularly acute in remote provinces, and is unable to prevent suicide and treat mental health disorders, which are often at the heart of suicidal ideation and attempts.High pressure for youth during examsThe study highlights that while fledgling mental health and psychosocial services are provided through, among others, social welfare and social protection centres, mental health hospitals and psychosocial units in schools, their quality and coverage is limited, and they often focus on severe mental health disorders. According to the Ministry of Health’s Department of Medical Examination and … [Read more...] about Lack of mental health services in remote areas leaves children and youth in need helpless
VietNamNet Bridge – Mental health and psychosocial problems are widespread and increasing in Vietnam, particularly among children and young people.Despite some progress, mental health services in Vietnam remain largely inadequate, according to a new study released yesterday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).The lack of mental health services is particularly acute in remote province. There, services are insufficient to prevent suicide and treat mental health disorders, which are often at the heart of suicidal ideation and attempts, according to the study of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing among children and young people in selected provinces and cities in Vietnam.Friday Nwaigwe, chief of the Child Survival and Development Programme of UNICEF Vietnam, said, “Children with mental disorders face major challenges with stigma, isolation and … [Read more...] about Remote areas lack mental health services: study