Health Ministry tries to reduce overloading in hospitals

18 big hospitals were no longer overloaded by January 2015, said Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the Health Ministry’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department.

These hospitals including hospitals for senior people, endocrine, for children, oral and maxiallo facial surgery and ear-nose-throat are not overloaded any longer, said Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue

In addition, it has not seen two or more patients in one bed in hospitals such as Bach Mai in Hanoi, Cho Ray in Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Hospital Hue, he added.

To reduce pressures on central hospitals and curb dramatic shortage of treatment beds that, the Ministry of Health ordered hospitals to report the situation of overloading every week to soon handle. Furthermore, the ministry announced to pay more supervision to hospitals whose directors must sign commitment not to tolerate more patients in one bed.

The ministry will strictly penalize leaders of hospitals which the Ministry has found examination section dirty and more patients in one bed.

By staff writers – translated by Uyen Phuong

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