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Over 12,500 new breast cancer cases reported annually
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Over 12,500 new breast cancer cases reported annually

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien warned at a ceremony to launch a campaign to support cancer patients that there are over 12,500 fresh breast cancer cases in the country annually accounting for 25

Dengue breaks out in Dong Nai Province
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Dengue breaks out in Dong Nai Province

Since the beginning of the year, the southern province of Dong Nai has recorded 4,057 dengue cases including 3,469 hospitalized cases, a year-on-year rise of 43 percent, and three deaths.

Relapse of outbreaks of hand-foot-mouth in Vietnam
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Relapse of outbreaks of hand-foot-mouth in Vietnam

As per the Ministry of Health’s statistic, by October , over 65,000 cases of hand-foot-mouth have been reported across the country. Worse, nearly 30,000 people were hospitalized, a year-on-year

HCMC: 11 hospitals join medical tourism activities
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HCMC: 11 hospitals join medical tourism activities

11 State-owned and private hospitals have registered to provide healthcare services through medical tourism, according to the Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Health.

HCMC: 11 hospitals participate medical tourism activities
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HCMC: 11 hospitals participate medical tourism activities

11 State-owned and private hospitals have registered to provide healthcare services through medical tourism, according to the Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Health.

Number of cancer cases in Vietnam to hit 200,000 in 2020
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Number of cancer cases in Vietnam to hit 200,000 in 2020

The number of cancer cases Vietnam will reach nearly 200,000 by 2020, said Associate Professor, Dr Tran Van Thuan, Director of Hanoi-based K Hospital, on the occasion of upcoming World Hospice and

Work starts on modern cancer hospital in Can Tho
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Work starts on modern cancer hospital in Can Tho

Work started on the construction of a 500-bed cancer hospital in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 11.

HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans
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HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans

Two years after the southern city of HCM City launched family health insurance plans, family coverage languishes at just 24 percent—a disappointing result that augurs ill for the Government’s bid to

One dead, seven affected by diphtheria in central Vietnam
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One dead, seven affected by diphtheria in central Vietnam

The Department of Health in the central province of Quang Nam today announced an outbreak of diphtheria in Tra Van Primary School in Nam Tra My affecting seven people and killing one.

Drug manager dectects medical salt water without origin
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Drug manager dectects medical salt water without origin

The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health yesterday said that it has detected pharmaceutical shops sell medical salt water NaCl 0.9%, hydrogen peroxide and iodine products

Medical networks in disadvantaged villages improved
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Medical networks in disadvantaged villages improved

After 20 year implementation of medical networks in distant districts in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, it has helped residents to access to medical service, improving locals’ awareness

Serious dengue kid with multi-organ failure saved
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Serious dengue kid with multi-organ failure saved

The Children Hospital No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced to save a serious case of dengue with multi-organ failure who is at the risk of death.

Successful operation helps patient with breathing problem
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Successful operation helps patient with breathing problem

The general hospital in the Mekong delta City of Can Tho yesterday announced it has succeeded in operating a man who has had sleep sitting up for four years because of breathing problem

Conjoined twins discharged from Children Hospital No.2
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Conjoined twins discharged from Children Hospital No.2

The Children Hospital No.2 in Ho Chi Minh City announced the conjoined twins were discharged from the hospital after a successful operation to separate them.

Health ministry cracks down on sale of antibiotics
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Health ministry cracks down on sale of antibiotics

The Ministry of Health has launched a project wherein by 2020, all pharmacies will be required to sell antibiotics only to patients carrying doctors’ prescriptions.

Substandard cosmetic producers fined for violations
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Substandard cosmetic producers fined for violations

Inspectors from the Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday issued fines to several substandard cosmetic manufacturers which committed violations.

HCMC tightens control on food safety in schools
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HCMC tightens control on food safety in schools

Ho Chi Minh City will tighten control on food safety in schools this year by checking canteens and caters.

Vietnam applies gene therapy to cancer treatment
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Vietnam applies gene therapy to cancer treatment

Vietnam has begun implementing gene and immune cell therapies, with the goal of tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients.

Largest private hospital operates in Da Nang
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Largest private hospital operates in Da Nang

VND1,200 billion ($52.7 million) Vinmec International General Hospital which is considered the biggest of this kind today opened in the central city of Da Nang.

Bird flu occurs in Kon Tum Province
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Bird flu occurs in Kon Tum Province

A poultry flock of 4,700 chicken of farmer Tran Duc Hoa in Kontum has tested positive for avian flu, said the Husbandry and Animal Health center in the highlands province of Kon tum’s Dak Ha District

Medicine University Hospital opens rooms to serve foreigners
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Medicine University Hospital opens rooms to serve foreigners

Starting on September 28, the Medicine University Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City's District 5 will open examination rooms to exclusively serve foreign patients to meet the rising demand.

Red Cross Society in district 8 installs medicine cabinets
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Red Cross Society in district 8 installs medicine cabinets

Over 40 visible medicine cabinets for first-aid are installed along Pham The Hien Street in Ho Chi Minh City's Dsitrict 8. They are used for treating those who have traffic accidents.

Public hospitals recruit medical workers without household registration
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Public hospitals recruit medical workers without household registration

Public infirmaries in Ho Chi Minh City will recruit medical workers from every corners of the country, event those who are not city residents ( or without household registration) from November 1,

One third students in urban near-sighted: eye hospital’s study
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One third students in urban near-sighted: eye hospital’s study

As per the National Eye Hospital’s statistics, around three million kids nationwide have eye problems, of which two third suffer short-sighted. Moreover, one third of short-sighted students are

Public hospitals recruit medical workers without ho khau
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Public hospitals recruit medical workers without ho khau

Public infirmaries in Ho Chi Minh City will recruit medical workers from every corners of the country, event those who are not city residents ( or without ho khau - household register) from November