Cardiovascular treatment center opens in Hanoi By Hien Nguyen - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Hanoi's E Hospital on Wednesday inaugurated a new cardiovascular treatment center, improving its checkup quality for children in Vietnam. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at the inauguration ceremony that every year Vietnam had around 10,000 children born with heart disease, the Vietnam News Agency reports. These children face difficulties in approaching healthcare services because their families are poor. "Vietnam is lacking a cardiovascular center and fails to meet these children's treatment demand. Each year, only half of 10,000 cardiovascular suffering children receive treatment," he noted. To solve the problem, Dung said the Government would give preferential policies to develop more cardiovascular centers in the central provinces and in HCMC. "To construct these centers, the Government will work closely with the Health Ministry to call investment capital from every source. In … [Read more...] about Cardiovascular treatment center opens in Hanoi
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By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The Asian Liver Center in Vietnam, a Singapore-Vietnam joint-venture offering specialist liver treatment, was opened late last week in HCMC, offering another quality choice for patients. The center is a joint-venture between Singapore-based Asian Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation (ACLDT) and Vietnam’s Hoa Lam Investment Development Corporation (Hoa Lam). The center will offer diagnostics, endoscopy and consultations to patients having Hepatitis B and C, fatty liver, liver cancer and alcoholic liver disease. Singapore-based specialists from ACLDT will travel regularly to Vietnam to provide liver care and advice, supported by a local ACLVN medical team, according to the venture. Located at 201 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, the decent facility has examination rooms, an endoscopy suite, ultrasound room and a pharmacy. It is also connected by sophisticated tele-medical technology which allows doctors from … [Read more...] about Singapore-Vietnam JV opens liver treatment center
The Military Hospital 108 on Monday organized the inauguration of its Cyclotron Center 30 MeV, the first one of its kind in Việt Nam, which was built for two years. The center is supposed to be a modern and effective instrument for doctor in Hà Nội and the surrounding provinces to make breakthroughs in diagnosing, monitoring, assessing and controlling heart diseases and cancer - the two top fatal conditions in Việt Nam. Attending the inauguration, PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng noted that, in 2006, the Government already issued the strategy on atomic energy application for peaceful purposes, especially national socio-economic development and medical treatment. The center will be the foundation to build a national radiation treatment center soon. PM Dũng asked the Military Hospital 108 to closely work with research institutions, universities and other relevant agencies to make full use of this facility. By Nguyên Hồ … [Read more...] about First cyclotron center inaugurated in VN
Tran Van Khiem does not want to enter a community-based rehabilitation program even though he has thought about quitting drugs many times. “People have to pay to receive treatment. And to be honest, there's nothing drug users can do to find money apart from stealing," Khiem said, adding that a daily pill costs up to VND10,000, or a round 50 US cents. “When they have money, there's this temptation because the first thing a drug user will do is to buy more drugs,” said the 46-year-old man who lives in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 4. The number of drug users in the city has been on the rise as community-based, voluntary treatment programs are not really effective. To make matter worse, it is easy to buy drugs in the city these days, according to users. “You can buy them directly or just order them to be delivered to your house,” said Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, a drug user in District 8 who has been addicted for more than 10 years. “Many people who start … [Read more...] about Drug use rises in Vietnam as treatment programs prove unpopular
The worst outbreak of Ebola on record can be contained if countries quickly build and staff treatment centers in West African nations hardest hit by the deadly virus, the United Nations Ebola response coordinator said on Wednesday. "If we can reduce the number of people who are passing on their infection to others by about 70 percent, then the outbreak will come to an end," Dr. David Nabarro, the senior U.N. coordinator for the international response to Ebola, told Reuters. "If, on the other hand, people continue to be able to transmit the virus to others when they have been ill, then the outbreak will continue and continue growing at the rate it is." Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hardest hit by the disease, and cases have been reported in Senegal and Nigeria. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Ebola had claimed the lives of 3,879 people from among 8,033 confirmed, probable and suspected cases since it was identified in Guinea in March. Nabarro praised the … [Read more...] about Emergency centers needed to contain Ebola in West Africa: U.N.