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...]

HCMC leaders visit senior physicians

Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders yesterday visited senior doctors and medical administrators for the 53rd National Physicians Day on February 27. Chairman Phong ( 2 from right) givese flower bunch to Dr. Nguyen The Dung ( 2 from left) (Photo: SGGP) On behalf of the city Party Committee, People’s Committee, People’s Council and Fatherland Front Committee, chairman of HCMC Nguyen Thanh Phong visited Dr. Nguyen The Dung, former director of the city Department of Health. Mr. Phong said that he wanted to hear more opinion on improving the people healthcare. Though Dr. Dung got retired, he has still devoted to the city’s medical activities as well as kept an eye on its changes. He said that the city health sector has impressively changed, treatment quality has improved much for past years and medical workers’ behaviors to patients are better. However, some healthcare policies got less support, especially people have not much satisfaction for the health insurance … [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...]

Bear rescued after many years in cage in central Vietnam

A bear rescued from ten years of cage life in the central city of Da Nang. Photo credit: Animals Asia A man in Da Nang Tuesday handed over a bear he had held captive for 10 years for an animal rights organization to send it to a sanctuary in northern Vietnam. Hong Kong-based Animals Asia said it is a 13-year-old female weighing more than 200 kilograms. The bear’s health has been checked and she will make a trip of 800 kilometers to the charity’s bear sanctuary at Tam Dao National Park not far from Hanoi. She is in good condition except for several decayed teeth and feet callouses. "This bear has been caged for an awfully long time and we look forward to changing that," Tuan Bendixsen, Animals Asia Vietnam director, said in a statement on the group’s website. "We assume that the bear has been kept to extract bile, but we won’t know for sure until we can run proper medical tests." The bear, named Chau after the Da Nang village where she grew up, is the … [Read more...]

Watch this adorable bear enjoy his freedom after rescued from Vietnam bile farm

A screenshot from an Animals Asia video shows Tuffy, rescued from a bile farm in northern Vietnam last September, enjoy a pool during his first day at a sanctuary. After spending years inside a cage at a bile farm, Tuffy knew exactly how to celebrate his freedom. A video released this week by Animals Asia shows the bear spending his first day at a Vietnam sanctuary jumping around a pool. Like he’s the happiest bear on earth. He jumps up and down, splashing water around and throwing his back at the water. "After years of little or no water, this must feel like a true oasis… freedom to splash around after only being able to stand on the hard metal bars of a bile farm cage," said Louise Ellis, bear manager of the Hong Kong-based animal protection group. The charity saved Tuffy and six other bears from bile farms in the northern province of Quang Ninh last September. A post on the Animals Asia website said his gallbladder was damaged so severely it had to be … [Read more...]

A step closer to an age without malaria

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is nearing its goal of eliminating malaria, but it’s all riding on how determined the Government is to succeed. Nguyen My Ha & Vu Thu Trang Bringing in help: Quang Binh Province reported more than 500 malaria cases and no deaths in 2015. Most of the cases are located in border communes, where people move across the border in Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa to trade. In order to prevent and cure malaria cases, medical workers are based at border points and remote villages, where medical aid takes longer to get through. Pictured here is a medical doctor consulting and performing health checkups at Dan Hoa Commune, located up in the mountains. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc Every year at this time, Ta Thi Tinh packs her bags to take the 1,000-km train and then a bus to Binh Phuoc Province which is one of the few provinces in the whole country still grappling with malaria. Working for the last 36 years at the National Institute of Malariology, … [Read more...]

Cuu Pham Lien Hoa tower at Giam pagoda recognized as national treasure

The hexagonal Cuu Pham Lien Hoa tower is one of three nine-storeyed wood towers dating from the 17th century in the country. Authorized by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nguyen Anh Cuong, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, awards the decision recognizing Cuu Pham Lien Hoa tower as a national treasure Cam Son commune authorities (Cam Giang, Hai Duong) on March 22 morning held Giam pagoda festival, commemorated Great Physician, Zen Master Tue Tinh, and announced the Prime Minister's decision to recognize Cuu Pham Lien Hoa (nine-storeyed lotus-shaped) tower as a national treasure. Giam pagoda is a place of worshipping and commemorating the Saint of Vietnamese traditional medicine – Great Physician, Zen Master Tue Tinh. Built in the Ly dynasty, the pagoda was restored in the 14th century by Tue Tinh. From the late 17th century to the early 18th century, the pagoda was rebuilt on a large scale under the style of "noi cong, ngoai quoc". The pagoda was ranked … [Read more...]

The first museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine

PANO – Built in 2003 on an area of nearly 600sq.m in Hoang Du Khuong street in district 10, Ho Chi Minh City, and put into operation in 2007, the first Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO) is home to 3,000 items relating to traditional Vietnamese medicine dating back to the Stone Age. On display are items used to prepare traditional medicine, such as knives, grinders, mortars and pestles, pots and jars dating back 2,500 years ago. Some of the knives were brought from the hometowns of great physicians, known as the founders of Vietnam’s traditional medicine such as Tue Tinh (14th century) and Hai Thuong Lang Ong Le Huu Trac (18th century) The exhibits are carefully preserved in 18 exhibition rooms in the six-storey wooden building with the typical features of traditional architecture. They include a collection of medicine cookers and cups collected from different localities across the country, such as Hanoi’s Ha Dong district, Quang Nam province’s … [Read more...]