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...]

Social News 20/5

Older population in need of financial assistance Almost half of the population aged 60 and above in Viet Nam is not eligible for social subsidies or participate in the country's social insurance programme. This was among the main concerns raised by participants during a May 19 conference in Ha Noi entitled, "Financial Security of Older Women" and co-organised by the Vietnam National Committee for the Elderly, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Singapore-based Tsao Foundation. Government statistics last year indicated there were more than 9.5 million elderly aged 60 and above. Of these, only 1.4 million received financial assistance for their contribution to the country's revolutionary wars. Another 1.4 million were entitled to the Government financial assistance programme for the elderly aged 80 and above, which begins by providing VND180,000 a month (US$8.5). Another two million were eligible to receive pensions, while support was given to 95,000, being provided … [Read more...]

Vietnam works to improve healthcare network

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (Photo: VNA) Efforts made by Vietnam to renovate its health care system were highlighted during a speech delivered by Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at the opening ceremony of the 68th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva taking place from May 18-26. During her remarks, Tien said Vietnam, a low-middle income country with a population of over 90 million, has achieved good health outcome indicators from the millennium development goals, above a number of countries with similar per capita incomes. Grassroots healthcare networks have constantly been invested in and developed. All communes have health centres—60 percent of which have medical doctors—and all villages have health workers, she noted, adding that Vietnam is striving to achieve health insurance coverage of 75 percent in late 2015 and 80 percent in 2020. Recently, Vietnam joined the global health security system pilot and achieved significant progress in … [Read more...]

Start-up branding vital to success

"The role of humans in building brands was extremely important, even more important than capital. " — Photo strategy.vn HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Branding is one of the things start-ups should plan for before launch, a conference heard in HCM City last Friday. Building a brand comprised many steps and start-ups needed to research the market they were about to enter and know their competition to come up with unique and distinctive branding measures, Dang Hoai An, marketing director of Microsoft MDS Viet Nam, said. Startups need to create "interesting story to tell". They need to think about how to make people believe their products better but more reasonable prices than existing products in the market, she said. Le Trung Nam, general director of Hoa Thien Phu Pharmaceutical Joint Stock company, said in 2009 his group had started operating with a capital of just VND200 million (US$9,208) and made a nutritional product to treat anorexia in children. At that time there had … [Read more...]

43 Sunda pangolins rescue in Hoa Binh

VietNamNet Bridge - 43 Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica) have arrived safely at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program - Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) after being rescued from animal traders in Hoa Binh province. Mr. Nguyen Van Thai, SVW’s Executive Director, receiving pangolins from the rangers of the Forest Protection Department of Yen Thuy district, Hoa Binh province. Photo: Save Vietnam's Wildlife On May 8, the police of Yen Thuy district, Hoa Binh province received a report from local people about the illegal trade of pangolins at Lac Hung commune, Yen Thuy district, Hoa Binh province. The police investigated and confiscated 43 pangolins from a local coal trading site, although were unable to apprehend the traders who fled the scene. All 43 pangolins were then transferred to Forest Protection Department of Yen Thuy district, Hoa Binh province. The pangolins range in size, weighing between 1.3 to 8.9 kg. All of the pangolins are very weak; many … [Read more...]

Vietnam bile farm bear numbers down 72 percent to 4,300

A wild bear seized from poachers in Dak Nong Province. Photo credit: WCS Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported that there are 1,250 captive bears remaining on farms, a 72 percent decline since 2005. It released the information at a celebration of "Bear Day" (May 7), which fell on the first anniversary of the successful shutdown of bear bile tourism in Ha Long Bay. My Linh, Bear Ambassador of Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV), said bears have suffered miserable lives in captivity, with many coming to farms as cubs and spending all their lives in cages. "We have made great progress over 10 years but this effort is not over until there are no more bears exploited for bile on farms anywhere in this country." A new ENV study released at the celebration also indicated a substantial reduction in bear bile consumption. In 2005 more than 4,300 bears had been kept on farms across the country and exploited for bile, used in traditional medicine … [Read more...]

KOICA supports Lam Dong province

PANO - Chang Jae Yun, chief representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Vietnam, on May 8th handed over therapy equipment, worth US$10,000, to the Medical Centre of Don Duong district, Lam Dong province. This was among support activities, initiated by Park Joung Eun, KOICA’s volunteer at the centre, to raise its healthcare quality of patient treatment. Park bought several medical equipment and medicines for free health check-ups for more than 100 patients. He also proposed to prepare documents treating backbone degenerative disease and rheumatism for patients at the Department of Traditional Medicine - Rehabilitation. The centre, under the Lam Dong provincial Health Department, is tasked to provide health check-ups, treatment, and preventive health services. Translated by Son Ca … [Read more...]