Hanoi Times - The Hanoi Health Department will cooperate with the Operation Smile Inc., a nonprofit volunteer medical service organization, to build a charitable medical care in the city. The center will provide free-of-charge medical services to children and teenagers with facial deformities and train medical workers of facial surgery techniques. It will work 24 hours a day to take care of patients in accordance with Operation Smile's global standards, as well as give them consultation on nutrition, pre and post surgery and oral and dental care. (VNA) … [Read more...] about Hanoi builds charitable medical care center
Kaiser permanente medical care program
At least one million poor and disadvantaged people who have difficulty in accessing medical services in remote areas are being given free medical check-ups and treatment during a campaign on humanitarian medical care for communities in 2014. The campaign, running from September this year until February next year, is the result of a coordinated effort between several relevant agencies, including the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC), the Ministry of Health (MoH), the General Political Department under the Vietnamese People's Army and the Vietnamese Young Doctors' Association. The organising committee aims to mobilise the participation of the whole society in humanitarian medical check-ups and treatment, contributing to giving healthcare to poor families and beneficiaries, especially those in remote, border and island areas. In addition, the organizers are providing consultancy and basic health care training on the prevention of diseases, management of injuries as well as basic first-aid, … [Read more...] about One million poor people receive free medical care
High-tech medical care too expensive (18-08-2005) HA NOI — Thousands suffering from serious illness need high-tech medical treatment, but the price is frequently beyond the ability of poor patients to pay, and such patients also typically lack health insurance. "If there is no insurance, it is difficult for poor patients to get access to high-tech medical treatments and procedures like kidney or liver transplants," said Pham Huy Dung, director of the Institute for Environmental Medicine. Nationwide, thousands stand in need of such transplants. However, only 160 kidney transplants and two liver transplants have been carried out in Viet Nam. Only the rich, who can seek treatement abroad, can afford these procedures. Tran Dinh Long, head of the Kidney and Urology Department of the Central Paediatric Hospital, said, "Ten patients in our hospital now are in need of kidney transplants, but their families cannot afford to pay the costs, which can amount to hundreds of millions of dong." … [Read more...] about High-tech medical care too expensive
Talk Around Town (17-01-2007) Where do you go for medical care? by Matthew Watters Whether you're just visiting Ha Noi for a short while, or you're living here long-term, what will you do if, God forbid, you find yourself falling ill or suffering an injury? Where's the best place to go for medical treatment? If you've ever received treatment in one of the local hospitals, or just walked through one, you know that the beds have mats instead of mattresses. The buildings have a bit of an industrial feel, with stultifyingly hot, unairconditioned wards locked behind sliding steel doors, tile floors and odours of disinfectant. Much of the medical equipment looks like it's been in use since the war years. The demeanour of hospital staff can be rather stern, as if you may have wandered into a police station by mistake. Even hospital admissions require jostling to pay a fee to a cashier behind a glass window who may rather take the money of the Vietnamese guy pushing in next to you. Receiving … [Read more...] about Where do you go for medical care?
The Ministry of Public Health has issued Circular No 14/2005/TT-BYT on the introduction of free medical care for children under six years old. According to this circular, children who are examined and treated medically at regular medical stations or hospitals will receive free care. However, if they are examined using high technology equipment, they will still have to pay money. In addition, the cost of medical care for children over six years old will be reduced according to current policies. On May 11th, the Ministries of Finance and of Public Health decided to provide the Central Children's Hospital 20 billion VND per year for free healthcare for children under six. (According to Lao Dong Newspaper) … [Read more...] about Children under-six to receive free medical care