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Thai queen undergoes medical tests, palace says in rare statement

Thailand's 83-year-old Queen Sirikit has undergone medical tests and has "insufficient blood in the brain", the Royal Household Bureau said in a rare statement on her health.

Vietnamese hospital staff accused of putting phone call ahead of patients

Head of Vietnam's Healthcare Management Bureau Luong Ngoc Khue has asked Bach Mai Hospital - one of the largest in Vietnam - to verify allegations that one of its female employees left lines of patients waiting while she chatted on her cell phone.

Hospitals and the death business

Hospital staff are making money on people's misery and pain.
July 18, 2016 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese medical staff strike after eight months with no pay

A hospital in central Vietnam has been empty for the last two days, but not for the right reasons.
August 02, 2016 | 06:41 pm GMT+7

Hanoi doctors successfully reattach penis, testicles

Surgeons spent 10 hours re-attaching the penis and testicles of a 26-year old man.
November 25, 2016 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

Two patients die before surgery at Hanoi hospital

Two patients died soon after doctors administered anesthesia prior to surgery.
December 26, 2016 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

7 die while undergoing hemodialysis at northern Vietnam hospital

Doctors suspect the patients died from anaphylactic shock.
May 29, 2017 | 08:16 pm GMT+7

Hospital says sorry as Vietnam probes 7 deaths in 'painful' dialysis disaster

The health ministry called the case 'the most serious medical incident in years.'
May 30, 2017 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

Vital signs look weak for private hospitals in Saigon

Some are being forced to offload their assets and close with the weight of massive loans bearing down on them.
June 01, 2017 | 10:06 am GMT+7

Toddler hospitalized in Hanoi with brain damage in possible abuse case

The baby was left alone at the hospital without parents or relatives to take care of him. 
August 06, 2017 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Hanoi hospitals overloaded by dengue fever patients

Many hospitals have put extra beds in the hallways to cope with the influx. 
August 09, 2017 | 03:47 pm GMT+7

Sixty children die in Indian hospital amid furore over oxygen supplies

Northern Indian state suspends hospital chief after deaths of 60 children.
August 13, 2017 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

German man keeps returning to Saigon hospital in search of a free bed for the night

He was treated for free by doctors at the overloaded Cho Ray Hospital in May, and has refused to contact his embassy for help. 
September 03, 2017 | 03:51 pm GMT+7

Local official fined $13 for threatening doctors with plastic stool in central Vietnam

The nominal fine was issued after police deemed he was only guilty of causing a 'public disturbance.'
October 27, 2017 | 11:22 am GMT+7

Horror at how S.Africa let 141 mentally-ill patients die

The patients were taken from the hospital, badly mistreated at unlicensed health facilities and then died.
October 29, 2017 | 08:32 am GMT+7
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