City leaders laud doctors and medics

Mr.Le Thanh Hai wishes doctor Nguyen Duy Cuong good health in his tour to Dr. Cuong's house(Photo: SGGP) Ho Chi Minh City leaders lauded and congratulated senior doctors and medical administrators on February 22 for the forthcoming National Physician Day on February 27. Politburo member and local party Chief, Mr. Le Thanh Hai met the Mother of Vietnamese Heroes Bui Thi Me, former deputy Minister of Health to express his admiration and gratitude on behalf of society for her contributions to medicine and the health sector. Mr. Hai also visited the house of Nguyen Duy Cuong, former deputy Minister of Health and former director of Department of Health in HCMC. Elsewhere in the city, the deputy secretary of the Party Committee, Nguyen Van Dua and his team presented gifts to Professor Nguyen Dinh Hoi, former president of the Medicine University of HCMC and Professor Truong Thin, former president of the Institute of Traditional Medicine on behalf of HCMC leaders. … [Read more...]

HCMC leaders visit senior medical staff on Doctor’s Day

Leaders from Ho Chi Minh City on February 25 paid visits and greeted senior medical staff and doctors on the 60th anniversary of Vietnamese Doctor’s Day on February 27. Mr. Quan presents flower to Ms. Tran Thi Trung Chien on the occasion of Doctor's Day (Photo: SGGP) Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, led a delegation to visit families of late Professor-Doctor Nguyen Thien Thanh, who was a former director of Thong Nhat Hospital, and of passed-away Doctor Duong Quang Trung who was a former director of the city’s Department of Health on February 25. At the house of Professor Nguyen Thien Thanh, Mr. Hai burnt incense, expressing his gratitude to the professor’s contribution to the health sector including scientific researches and training next generation. On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, Mr. Hai wished the professor’s family good health and happy new year. At the house of Professor Duong Quang Trung, Mr. Hai stressed that when Dr. … [Read more...]

City hospitals celebrate Vietnam Doctor’s Day

Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City organised a commemorative meeting on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor's Day on February 27. Professor Nguyen Chan Hung Hospitals 7 A, B and Quan Dan Mien Dong held many activities to celebrate Vietnam Doctor's Day. Since 2011, these hospitals have treated over 100,000 military personnel, families in the top welfare bracket and residents in the district. The hospitals also provided free drugs worth VND1.5 billion to more than 10,000 people from disadvantaged families from the southern provinces of Binh Phuoc, Long An, Tay Ninh, the central province of Binh Thuan, the highland province of Lam Dong and also several Cambodian nationals. In related news, city leaders continued their visits to senior doctors, applauding them for their contributions to the health sector. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, deputy secretary of the City Party Committee and chairwoman of the City People's Council visited Professor Nguyen Chan Hung, Professor Nguyen Dinh … [Read more...]

Young doctors sent to disadvantaged districts

On the occasion of the National Physician Day (February 27), the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday sent young doctors to distant and disadvantaged districts and border and island in the project of young doctors take turn to work in these districts. Internship students taking care of a patient (Photo: SGGP) According to the Ministry, northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, and Lai Chau are severely short of doctors. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the government and the sector will give special treatment like recruiting in state hospitals and more training to graduates to encourage them go to disadvantaged districts.Young doctors who volunteer to work in difficult regions will enjoy all benefits as per the Prime Minister's decision and they can return to big cities after three year working in these districts for men and two years for women.Nguyen Ba Tinh, deputy chief of the Vietnam Association of Young Physicians, said 33 students have … [Read more...]

HCMC leaders greet senior doctors on Vietnam Doctor’s Day

Leaders from various departments in Ho Chi Minh City called on many senior doctors and medical administrators in the city yesterday, to wish then for Vietnam Doctor's Day, held every year on February 27. Hua Ngoc Thuan visits Professor Tran Van Ky for the forthcoming National Physician Day on February 27 ( Photo: NLD) A delegation from the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and the Department of Health led by Nguyen Van Dua, Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee congratulated Dr. Nguyen Duy Cuong, former Deputy Minister of Health; Dr. Duong Quang Trung , former Director of the Department of Health in HCMC and Pharmacist Truong Vinh, former Deputy Director of the Department of Health. Meanwhile, another team led by Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee visited and greeted Professor Nguyen Thien Thanh, former Director of Thong Nhat Hospital; Dr. Phan Kim Phuong, Director of the Heart Institute in HCMC; and Professor Truong Thin, former President of the … [Read more...]

Hanoi honors 66 young physicians

The Hanoi Youth Union on February 27 organized a ceremony to honor 56 young physicians and present Dang Thuy Tram Awards to 10 outstanding young doctors in Hanoi. Sixty six physicians are honored at the ceremony in Hanoi on February 27. (Photo:cpv.org) The event was part of dozens of social and cultural activities being held to mark 56 years of the National Physicians' Day on February 27. Sixty six physicians represent thousands of outstanding physicians across Hanoi, who regularly provide health care checks-up to old people and pupils of ethnic minorities in mountainous areas. The Hanoi Youth Union has inaugurated the city's first hospital dedicated to those living with HIV/AIDS in the outlying district of Thanh Tri. The hospital, officially known as Hospital 09, contains 200 patient beds. City officials said it will provide regular check-ups and outpatient treatment for the city's HIV carriers in addition to inpatient care for AIDS patients. On the same day, Deputy Minister of the … [Read more...]

Health sector asked to construct hospitals

Speaking at the meeting to mark the National Physician Day (February 27), Hua Ngoc Thuan, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee called on the health sector to help construct hospitals around the gates leading to the city to help ease pressure on large hospitals in the city. The construction projects should begin no later than October 2 and the health sector must also raise the training standards of medical workers for the future. Moreover, the Department of Health should control the clinics in districts and not the local people's committees. Thuan praised the health department's performance over the past few years in fighting against dangerous pandemics like cholera and dengue fever, reducing the birth rate by 0.1 percent and diminishing the ratio between male and female babies.   Nguyen Van Dua, deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee congratulates young doctors  at a meeting to mark the National Physician Day (February 27) However, he also reminded the … [Read more...]

Honour for 124 top medical workers

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Health on Tuesday awarded the title "Doctors are like Mothers" to 124 outstanding doctors and medical workers at the Labour Cultural House. The event was part of dozens of social and cultural activities being held to mark 56 years of the National Physicians' Day on February 27. "Giving is receiving," said Nguyen Thi Hang, who received the award on Tuesday. Hang said this was not a philosophical statement but a reflection of her daily life experience. In her white doctor's blouse, Hang smiled when her patients congratulated her on the National Physicians' Day. "My happiness is bringing good health to the little patients," she said. After completing her doctorate in medicine at the Army Medical Institute in Ha Noi in 2005, Hang moved to HCM City and worked for the Commune Medical Centre in District 6. After seven years of working, she now works as the centre's director. Facing daily challenges and obstacles, Hang has used new methods to improve … [Read more...]

Deputy leader greets doctors on Physicians Day

Dr. Duong Quang Trung (R), former director of the HCMC health department, receives flowers from deputy secretary of the city Party Committee, Nguyen Van Dua, for National Physicians Day (Photo: SGGP) Ho Chi Minh City leaders called on medical practitioners and administrators February 23 to greet them on National Physicians' Day, February 27. Deputy secretary of the city Party Committee, Nguyen Van Dua, and his delegation congratulated former health minister Nguyen Duy Cuong, former director of the health department Professor Dr. Duong Quang Trung, and former medical school dean Nguyen Dinh Hoi.  … [Read more...]

City Leaders Congratulate Senior Doctors

Ho Chi Minh City's leaders went around town yesterday congratulating and praising senior doctors and medical administrators for the 53rd National Physicians Day on February 27. Party chief Le Thanh Hai (R) congratulates Professor Nguyen Sy Lam Politburo member and local party chief Mr Le Thanh Hai had a meeting with Professor Truong Thin, former president of the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Professor Nguyen Sy Lam of the same hospital, and Dr Nguyen Truong Qua to express his admiration and society's thanks for their contributions to medicine.  In the meantime, chairman Tran Thanh Long of the city's Fatherland Front Committee and his team applauded doctors Nguyen Thi Thuong, Truong Vinh and Pham Duy Linh, all of them former deputy directors of the Health Department, as well as Professor Tran Dinh Xiem, former director of the City Mental Hospital, and Professor Lam Ngoc An, president of the Institute of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Elsewhere in town, chairwoman Pham Phuong … [Read more...]

Bolster Public Health System to Benefit the People, Says Party Chief

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh has urged health ministry officials to improve and expand Viet Nam's public health system for the benefit of all. Secretary Manh (2nd,R) congratulates doctors who have been awarded the title "People's Doctor" Speaking at a meeting in Ha Noi for the 53rd National Physicians Day, February 27, Mr Manh asked to see substantial progress in this respect starting as early as 2010 so that all Vietnamese people could have access to top-notch medical treatment in the near future. Moreover, he stressed that the government should increase its health budget so that more community health clinics could be built in the Central Highlands, the northern mountains, the central region and the Mekong Delta. Furthermore, he said, special attention should be paid to the needs of the poor, ethnic minorities, children under six, and welfare recipients in all parts of Viet Nam. The Party chief pointed out several weaknesses in the system and the challenges that must be … [Read more...]

Combine Western and Eastern Medicine to Benefit Poor Patients, NA Chairman Tells Doctors

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday told doctors from three Hanoi hospitals to increase the combined use of western and eastern drugs and medical procedures in their work. Mr.Trong (in brown coat) hands presents to an inpatient at K Hospital Mr. Trong said that prescribing a combination of oriental and western drugs would benefit poor patients as they would spend less money.He was speaking at a meeting, for National Physicians Day on February 27, with the health minister and staff from the Viet Duc and K hospitals, and the Vietnam National Institute and Hospital of Acupuncture.After a quick tour of the three hospitals, Mr. Trong praised the efforts of their medical staff in caring for the community, and listened to their suggestions for improvement. Above all, the doctors would like to see better pay and bonuses, more funding for healthcare, and greater clarity in the laws governing medical matters.Mr. Trong promised them that the National Assembly and the relevant … [Read more...]

HCMC leaders greet senior doctors on Vietnam Doctor’s Day

Leaders from various departments in Ho Chi Minh City called on many senior doctors and medical administrators in the city yesterday, to wish then for Vietnam Doctor's Day, held every year on February 27. Hua Ngoc Thuan visits Professor Tran Van Ky for the forthcoming National Physician Day on February 27 ( Photo: NLD) A delegation from the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and the Department of Health led by Nguyen Van Dua, Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee congratulated Dr. Nguyen Duy Cuong, former Deputy Minister of Health; Dr. Duong Quang Trung , former Director of the Department of Health in HCMC and Pharmacist Truong Vinh, former Deputy Director of the Department of Health. Meanwhile, another team led by Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee visited and greeted Professor Nguyen Thien Thanh, former Director of Thong Nhat Hospital; Dr. Phan Kim Phuong, Director of the Heart Institute in HCMC; and Professor Truong Thin, former President of the … [Read more...]

City Leaders Congratulate Senior Doctors

Ho Chi Minh City's leaders went around town yesterday congratulating and praising senior doctors and medical administrators for the 53rd National Physicians Day on February 27. Party chief Le Thanh Hai (R) congratulates Professor Nguyen Sy Lam Politburo member and local party chief Mr Le Thanh Hai had a meeting with Professor Truong Thin, former president of the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Professor Nguyen Sy Lam of the same hospital, and Dr Nguyen Truong Qua to express his admiration and society's thanks for their contributions to medicine.  In the meantime, chairman Tran Thanh Long of the city's Fatherland Front Committee and his team applauded doctors Nguyen Thi Thuong, Truong Vinh and Pham Duy Linh, all of them former deputy directors of the Health Department, as well as Professor Tran Dinh Xiem, former director of the City Mental Hospital, and Professor Lam Ngoc An, president of the Institute of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Elsewhere in town, chairwoman Pham Phuong … [Read more...]

South Africa’s Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

A rhino is kept in an enclosure at the Kruger national park in Mpumalanga province August 26, 2014. The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park, South Africa's main tourist draw, is on the frontlines of a surge in rhino poaching for the animal's horn to meet demand in countries such as Vietnam, where it is a coveted ingredient in traditional medicine. A record 1,215 rhino were poached in South Africa last year, almost triple the 448 killed in 2011. Molewa said at a news briefing that as of Aug 27, 749 rhinos were known to have been illicitly killed in South Africa so far in 2015, 544 of them in Kruger. At this time last year, the nationwide total was 716, with 459 killed in Kruger. Molewa said Kruger was still the epicenter of the crisis. "Kruger remains a magnet because of numbers. You won't walk 2 kms in Kruger without coming … [Read more...]

Children with bone disease find relief

Addressing ailments: Ton That Hung (centre) and a doctor examine an OI child after she was given a crocodile gel treatment. — VNS Photo Le Minh by Ha Nguyen A Crocodile Village in HCM City is using glue made from crocodile bones to treat an untreatable disease often found in children Osteogenesis Imperfacta (OI) is a disease for which medical science worldwide does not have any effective treatment but in the Sai Gon Crocodile Village in HCM City's District 12, caretakers can do so, and are actually doing it. The story began when Ton That Hung, director of the Lilac Crocodile Company and deputy head of the Xuan Loc Agriculture Co-operative, happened to read an article on OI children, which aroused a lot of compassion in his heart. "I thought a lot about the OI children and wanted to find a way to rescue them. I tried to seek out books and documents to read and at the same time exchanged views with medical experts in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal. "Finally, I found that one … [Read more...]

Young woman with aging face

VietNamNet Bridge - "Over the past 25 years, the aging disease has dogged and abused me. I feel like I’m imprisoned in hell on earth, living is worse than death," said Nguyen Thi Ngoc Mai, the 31-year-old woman in Hoi An town who has aged 50 years. Related news Quang Nam’s woman also becomes an old ladyDoctors identify cause of aging in womanAged woman gets younger thanks to her belly fatNew life of the young girl in the aged faceAfter surgery in Taiwan, aging woman gets old again Ngoc Mai, 31. One day in early August 2015, in a small house in Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province, Mai curled up on a worn mattress. Although she is just 31, Mai looks like an 80-year-old woman. After cleaning the face of her daughter, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Mut, 55, Mai’s mother, said: "Since early 2015, my daughter has been getting weak very clearly. Her limbs are shriveled up. She cannot do anything. She even needs help to tidy herself up." Mut said two years ago, thanks to … [Read more...]

Vietnam seizes elephant tusks, pangolin scales in large shipment from Malaysia

Bags of elephant tusks and pangolin scales seized on August 25, 2015 from a shipment from Malaysia to Da Nang. Photo credit: VietNamNet Customs officers in Da Nang on Tuesday seized a huge shipment of elephant tusks and pangolin scales smuggled from Malaysia, which was the third ivory bust in the central city in two weeks. Local media reported that the officers found the tusks and scales and the endangered animals hidden among sacks of beans in a shipment of nearly 20 metric tons. They have not finished weighing the animal parts. The shipment arrived on August 13. Da Nang customs officers last Friday seized nearly 2.3 tons of elephant tusks from Nigeria, just a week after they found nearly 750 kilograms of elephant tusks and rhino horns smuggled from Mozambique. Local companies are listed in the invoice as the receivers but no legal actions have been taken yet. Vietnam has banned ivory trade since the 1990s, and yet it has been fueled by the rising affluence in recent years and … [Read more...]

Efforts to train medical workers for Mekong delta

According to the Southwestern region Steering Committee, the Mekong delta region has been short of personnel for years in the health sector and there have been many shortcomings need to be stamped out. According to the committee, over 300 communes in the region has no doctors and most of provinces lack medical workers for preventive medicine, traditional medicine and medical workers treating tuberculosis, mental disease, forensic medicine and surgery. deputy chief of the Department of Health in the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long Van Cong Minh said that during 20 years the province has had only 2 doctors for treating tuberculosis. In the next time, when provinces established hospitals for traditional medicine and mental disease, the shortage of doctors will be more serious. The provinces in the region even planed to make contract with retired doctors to work again. There has been a paradox that while the region is lacking medical workers, graduates from medicine schools … [Read more...]

Ben Tre woman who aged overnight passes away

VietNamNet Bridge – The funeral for Nguyen Thi Phuong, the beautiful woman who suddenly in the aged quickly in the town of Giong Trom, Giong Trom District in Ben Tre Province, was held on August 20. Related news Woman who ages overnight getting younger Doctors identify cause of aging in woman Woman who ages overnight getting younger Nguyen Thi Phuong before... ... and after she got the disease (with her husband). Phuong’s husband, Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, said that after a period of time treating stomach pain, Phuong’s health weakened. She lost weight after suffering from insomnia and digestive symptoms. She died on August 19 at the age of 30. Tuyen said recently, because of stomach pain, his wife had to go to HCM City very often for examination and treatment. Over a week ago, she began vomiting after eating. Phuong began aging in 2008, when she was only 26 years old, after several months of taking allergy medicines. Phuong was allergic to seafood. In … [Read more...]