Around 3,042 packets of Capetero 500 were imported into Vietnam by the Dong Duong Complex Distribution Company, based in Ho Chi Minh City’s Thu Duc City. The drug is used to treat certain kinds of cancer including breast and colorectal cancer. However, the drug also contains capecitabine, a chemotherapy medication taken by mouth, with common side effects like abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. This ingredient is including in Vietnam’s list of toxic drugs and toxic medicinal ingredients. The ministry has asked that the drugs be shipped out of Vietnam, failing which they will be destroyed. The Dong Duong company has been fined VND160 million ($6,836) and banned from importing drugs and medicinal ingredients for nine months by the Drug Administration of Vietnam. The administration has also asked local health departments to recall the drugs. … [Read more...] about Imported cancer drug batches toxic: health ministry
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Vietnamese Defense Minister General Phan Van Giang delivered a pre-recorded speech at the second session of the conference. The MCIS-10 draws the participation of 700 delegates from 70 countries and six international organizations. During the event, there will be plenary sessions with topics on global security in a multipolar world, and regional issues amid global security: Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. In his video address, Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized the significance of the conference in consolidating peace and stability in the region and boosting partnership and dialogues in a constructive manner. Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu also had an opening speech at the event. In his pre-recorded speech at the second plenary session of the conference, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phan Van Giang spoke highly of the MCIS, saying that it is an important multilateral forum for participating countries to exchange points of view on … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends 10th Moscow Conference on Int’l Security
The move came after a series of fast-spreading sub-variants of Omicron (BA.4, BA.5, BA.2.75 and BA.2.12.1) were reported in the country. According to the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine, the number of COVID-19 cases has been on the rise in both Vietnam and around the world. The country is currently recording an average of about 2,000 new cases each day. The number of new cases is believed to be on the rise again. Therefore, in order to actively prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic, the department told leaders of health departments nationwide to regularly and promptly review and report new cases of COVID-19. The localities must comply with regulations on reporting new cases and fully declare new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours as prescribed by the ministry so that the figures can be sent to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the Prime Minister. The localities should avoid reporting additional numbers of new … [Read more...] about Health Ministry orders strengthening reporting of new COVID-19 cases
That worries me. Seven years ago, I got to spend nine months living and studying in Ghent, a small, beautiful ancient city in Belgium with many well-preserved medieval castles and churches. I rented a cheap room for students. On the first day, the landlord gave me a tour of the house, showed me how to use the heater and kitchen utensils. In the kitchen, there was a corner with two steel frames holding a blue plastic bag and a yellow plastic bag with "IVAGO" printed on them, as well as a cardboard box next to the bags. The landlord told us that our waste must be sorted thus: the yellow bag for daily household waste; the blue for plastic waste, aluminum cans and milk cartons; and the big box for cardboard, pizza boxes and glass bottles, especially beer bottles. Then, after posting a waste collection calendar on the kitchen wall, he asked us to check the dates then decide among ourselves who would take out the garbage on which day. The calendar was colored yellow, blue and … [Read more...] about Will the sorting of waste at source become a non-starter?