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 percent of total cancer kinds amongst women.
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 the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
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 achieve universal health care coverage by 2020.
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 without license of registration as per the medical regulations
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 of medicine.