Medical sector target not finished yet

The health sector has not yet completed many targets which the Prime Minister approved for the period 2011-2015, reported the ministry at a meeting to review its targets  and set new targets for the next period 2016-2020.

The health sector has just taken care of 85 percent people with leprosy while the sector targeted to treat most of these patients. Similarly, the rate of people accessing to tuberculosis treatment is 30 percent, half of disabled kids under six received early detection and treatment to fix their disabilities. 65 percent of pregnant women were tested HIV while the Ministry planned 90 percent.

Though the sector has not completed its target, the expenditure for the national four major targets including medical, population and family planning ; food safety and hygiene and HIV/ AIDS prevention program is up to VND17,132 billion (US$769,693) for past five years.

On the same day, Health Minister visited country’s leading Cho Ray Hospital to thank and gave medals to relatives of those who have been organ, tissue or cornea donors. The minister also lauded the hospital for their efforts of contributing to the growth of transplantation.

From April, 2008, the hospital has used organs of 46 people who voluntarily donate organs after deaths.  So far, 46 people had been saved through transplantation. Additionally, the hospital received letters of 1,848 people who voluntarily donate their organs after deaths.

By Tuong Lam – Translated by Anh Quan

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