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Vietnam hospitals a hotspot of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Vietnamese hospitals are teeming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the chances of infection rise with a patient’s length of stay, a study found.

HCMC schools, hospitals to accept cashless payment

The HCMC administration has instructed all schools, hospitals and many others to accept non-cash payments when collecting fees.

The midnight waiting game at HCMC hospitals

Digitalization of medical records might solve the problem; but, for now, a proxy game gets going at midnight inside Saigon hospitals.
March 07, 2019 | 10:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon sets up motorbike-borne emergency medical response team

Saigon has become the first city in Vietnam to launch a motorbike emergency medical response service.
December 01, 2018 | 07:36 am GMT+7

Hanoi music fest victims overdosed on cocktail of drugs: doctors

Seven people who died of a drug overdose at a Hanoi music festival Sunday and five others who were hospitalized had taken multiple drugs.
September 18, 2018 | 10:57 am GMT+7

Robotic surgical arm lends a hand in Vietnam

Operations performed by a $3.14 million robotic arm are expensive, but worth it for those who can afford it.
July 19, 2018 | 04:41 pm GMT+7

In a heartbeat: Doctors, police rush donated heart from Hanoi to Saigon

They had six hours to take the heart from one body and put it in another a thousand miles away.
March 20, 2018 | 12:04 pm GMT+7

Mini cars drive away children's fears of surgery

Clinics in France are experimenting with ways of avoiding anti-anxiety medication for children before an operation.
March 17, 2018 | 10:25 am GMT+7

60-year-old woman becomes Vietnam’s oldest mother

She hit menopause several years ago but did not give up on her dream of motherhood.
February 27, 2018 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

7-year-old Vietnamese makes the ‘unbelievable’ happen by giving away her eyes

The girl, who died of a brain tumor last week, has given two adults clear vision for the first time in many years.
February 27, 2018 | 11:43 am GMT+7

Vietnamese father beats doctors after being banned from filming wife giving birth

The husband and a gang of 10 assaulted two doctors who had successfully delivered his baby.
February 22, 2018 | 11:52 am GMT+7

4 premature infants die of septic shock at Vietnamese hospital: police

The newborns all died on the same morning, an incident the hospital’s director has described as ‘not unusual.’
November 21, 2017 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Hanoi hospital tells man to have his 'vagina' stitched up

The patient decided the obstetrics department wasn't the place to go for an injured finger.
October 31, 2017 | 11:33 am GMT+7

Multi-million-dollar hospital project left to rot in northern Vietnam

The unfinished public hospital is six years late but the government said it will not be entitled to more funding until 2020.
August 09, 2017 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Dengue outbreak reaches crisis point with patients wedging into Hanoi hospitals

The hallways at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases have been turned into wards to cope with 1,000 new cases every day.
August 08, 2017 | 03:03 pm GMT+7
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