City allows doctors to follow private practice at home

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City has now agreed to allow physicians working at Preventive Medicine Centers to open private clinics at home.

On June 24, the department announced it had sent the above proposal to the City People’s Council. Earlier, Dr. Nguyen Hoai Nam from the department said at a meeting with the People’s Council that doctors working at Preventive Medicine Centers should be allowed to open their own private clinics at home or work part time in private medical centers.

This is one measure to attract skilled personnel to work in the field of healthcare which is in dire need of human resources as well as help in reducing pressure in big hospitals in the City.

The present law does not permit medical workers who are working in Preventive Medicine Centers to open private practice at home.

Now the City wants to strengthen healthcare and wants to attract more skilled medical workers to meet the increasing demand year-on-year.

By Gia Phu – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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