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...]

New Year in Cham Medical Village

Traditional medicine career of the Cham people in Xuan Hai commune, Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province is known to people far and wide for its quintessence and value of its products. In addition to treating diseases, traditional medicine practice also brings incomes to villagers. Today, the profession has helped give a facelift to Xuan Hai commune. As the spring is coming, medical families in the commune welcome the New Year with joys and dream about good things. In the atmosphere of spring family reunion, Nguyen Van Thua, an experienced pharmacist, feels proud and valuable using medicinal herbs to cure diseases for people. He said the traditional medicine career that he has practised for over 10 years has brought in numerous benefits. Besides making valuable medicinal dosages at reasonable prices for sick people, the traditional medicine is also a source of stable income for his family. In the atmosphere of family reunion and New Year holiday, he does not forget to prepare … [Read more...]

Traditional Tet activities reproduced at Hanoi museum

The Saigon Times Daily Lasting until tomorrow, the program allows visitors to experience the traditional Tet culture of Hanoi and elsewhere in the northern delta with 200 stalls in different areas including craft village, food, culture, tourism promotion, bonsai and folk games. Visitors can see stalls selling to he (a traditional toy made from glutinous rice powder in the form of edible figurines), famous silk of Van Phuc Village in Ha Dong Village of Hanoi, wood crafts, traditional medicine of Dao ethnic people, and traditional dishes of Hanoi. The program also features folk music and circus performances, and an area for calligraphers to write meaningful words. In particular, there is a contest of wrapping banh chung (square glutinous rice cake), a Tet specialty of the nation’s north. This is the first time the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has organized Tet Viet. The program is expected to be made an annual event in coming years. The Hanoi Museum is … [Read more...]

OI children receive free treatment

Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper continued encouraging enterprises and benefactors to contribute VND50 million (US$2,236) for treating children suffering Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease or Lobstein syndrome, a congenital bone disorder characterized by brittle bones that are prone to fracture (Wikipedia) Enterprises and benefactors including Adam Khoo learning center, Dai Phong Company, Xuan Loc Cooperative and Doan Van Vinh. Hoa Ca Crocodile Company.. have given a billions of VN dong for year for the treatment of OI children since 2010. Lately, Diamond Bone Medical Unit has been officially set up in Hoa Ca Crocodile Company in District 12 for treating kids with OI. The medical facility employs an innovative treatment based on crocodile bone paste initiated by Dr. Tran Van Nam, former deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Traditional Medicine Institute. The therapy has indeed helped hundreds of OI children escape painfulness, reduce bone fracturing. … [Read more...]

South Africa rhino poaching numbers fall as policing picks up

Members of the media film as a ranger performs a post mortem on the carcass of a rhino after it was killed for its horn by poachers at the Kruger national park in Mpumalanga province August 27, 2014. The number of rhinos poached for their horns in South Africa fell in 2015, the first decline since 2007, due to the higher rate of policing in national parks, the justice minister said on Thursday. Poaching rates had surged from 83 in 2008 to a record 1,215 in 2014 to meet red-hot demand in newly-affluent Asian countries such as Vietnam, where the horn is prized as a key ingredient in traditional medicines. Last year rhino poaching fell to 1,175 compared to 2014. "I am today pleased to announce that for the first time in a decade - the poaching situation has stabilized," Justice Minister Michael Masutha told reporters in the capital Pretoria. South Africa has more than 80 percent of the world's rhino population with about 18,000 white rhinos and close to 2,000 black rhinos. Global … [Read more...]

War on Pangolin Crime campaign launched

The War on Pangolin Crime campaign has been launched by the Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) as an urgent response to protect the species from massive and unabated exploitation to meet demand from consumers in Vietnam and China. Seven pangolins confiscated from a smuggling in central Nghe An province, November 11, 2015. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, pangolins are the most poached and trafficked animal on earth, with an estimated one million being illegally traded in the last ten years. The trade is driven primarily by Vietnam and China, who are considered the two most critical links in the transnational chain of illegal pangolin traders. In October 2015, customs officials in Guangdong, China, seized 11.5 tonnes of pangolin carcasses, the largest seizure of pangolins in the past five years. Over the last five months alone, there have been at least seven tonnes of pangolin scales confiscated at ports in Vietnam, in addition to 16 cases, … [Read more...]

Save endangered Pangolins from illegal poaching

(VOV) - Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, a creature native to Vietnam and a few other countries in Asia and Africa, are currently on the brink of extinction, threatened by illegal poaching and wildlife trade. These shy, unobtrusive nocturnal animals are the most trafficked wild mammal on earth, harvested for their meat and hides— for use as food or in traditional medicines, says the Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV). "Though International trade in pangolins has been banned since 2000, the animals are still being poached," said ENV director Vu Thi Quyen. "In response, the ENV has launched a campaign to increase protection by raising public awareness of their plight." Quyen said the ENV estimates that around 1 million pangolins have been illegally killed over the past 10 years. In October 2015, customs officials in Guangdong province, China, seized 11.5 million tons of frozen pangolin. "During the last five months of 2015 alone, Vietnam authorities seized more than … [Read more...]