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State hospital officials can work for private clinics overtime

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:24 am

According to the Law on Medical Treatment, medical officials are allowed to establish private clinics and work overtime at these clinics, which operate in line with the Unified Enterprise Law and the Cooperatives Law.

Hoan My private hospital attracts many medical workers from public hospitals.

The Ministry of Health has announced the new law which will take effect as of January 1, 2011. Medics, however, must be licensed to practice the business.


According to deputy health minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen, the highlight of the Law on Medical Treatment is to increase the medical workers’ professional skills and to meet the increasing demand for medical check-ups and treatment.


A previous regulation on medical examination and treatment stated that individuals and organizations in public hospitals are allowed to work in private clinics until December 31, 2010.


The regulation aimed to prevent medical workers from neglecting their duties in public hospitals.


 


 



 

Source: SGGP

Hospital rolls out blindness prevention plan

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

First hospital in Vietnam uses SIPV technology

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

Despite regularly scheduled blackouts in central Vietnam, General Hospital in the central province of Quang Nam has maintained power by using a device that integrates Smart Integrating PV Technology (SIPV). The hospital is the first one in the country to employ the new technology.

The equipment in the hospital (Photo: SGGP)

SIPV is a complete solution for grid-connected establishments that generates energy from renewable sources and does not waste any. It is very efficient in its usage of PV and other renewable energy sources, is especially useful in the case of blackout and guards against erratic fluctuations in the grid power supply as well.


Moreover, the new technology not only allows solar electricity produced to feed the grid, but also guarantees a sustainable local power supply at low prices.


The trend to use grid-connected renewable energy sources started in 2008; the Solarlab-Institute of Physics, Ho Chi Minh City Academy of Science and Technology conducted a pilot plan in the city that year.


However, Vietnam has not allowed electricity produced by private companies to integrate into the nation’s grid; the Solarlab had to develop SIPV technology, which produces one-way electricity, to supply to the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) at a low cost.


The hospital had a chance to use the new technology after a meeting between Dr. Pham Hong Yen, hospital’s director and Trinh Quang Dung of Solarlab. The Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to pay 50 percent and the HCMC Institute of Physics supported 25 percent in order to bring the new technology to the hospital.


Although the project has a small scale, its role is very important because domestic companies make all the equipment involved. The solar electricity industry is expanding around the world. It has several advantages over other energy sources such as it is endless, clean, and produces no noise or negative environmental impacts.


The government should therefore pay more attention to the technology. It should work out a law for it in particular and for recyclable energies in general.

Source: SGGP

ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital returns Vietnam

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital – the world’s only airborne ophthalmic surgical and training facility – returned to Vietnam’s central coastal city of Da Nang on August 10, to transfer ophthalmic surgical techniques as well training programs.

Eye experts of the Flying Hospital are conducting the first surgery (Photo: Courtesy of Orbis Vietnam)

From now to August 20, the hospital’s experts will provide treatment to 275 eye patients in Danang City and 200 people in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue in September.


Thirteen leading ophthalmic experts from the UK, the US, Canada and ten Laotian and Cambodian doctors, will deliver lectures to 41 ophthalmologists and nurses at Da Nang Eye Hospital.


In addition, around 100 ophthalmologists, 20 nurses and 15 technicians will receive online lectures from the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital’s surgery ward and will also receive hands-on instruction.


The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital arrived in Vietnam for the first time at Da Nang Airport in October 2006; this is their third visit to Da Nang City.

Source: SGGP

First hospital in Vietnam uses SIPV technology

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

Despite regularly scheduled blackouts in central Vietnam, General Hospital in the central province of Quang Nam has maintained power by using a device that integrates Smart Integrating PV Technology (SIPV). The hospital is the first one in the country to employ the new technology.

The equipment in the hospital (Photo: SGGP)

SIPV is a complete solution for grid-connected establishments that generates energy from renewable sources and does not waste any. It is very efficient in its usage of PV and other renewable energy sources, is especially useful in the case of blackout and guards against erratic fluctuations in the grid power supply as well.


Moreover, the new technology not only allows solar electricity produced to feed the grid, but also guarantees a sustainable local power supply at low prices.


The trend to use grid-connected renewable energy sources started in 2008; the Solarlab-Institute of Physics, Ho Chi Minh City Academy of Science and Technology conducted a pilot plan in the city that year.


However, Vietnam has not allowed electricity produced by private companies to integrate into the nation’s grid; the Solarlab had to develop SIPV technology, which produces one-way electricity, to supply to the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) at a low cost.


The hospital had a chance to use the new technology after a meeting between Dr. Pham Hong Yen, hospital’s director and Trinh Quang Dung of Solarlab. The Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to pay 50 percent and the HCMC Institute of Physics supported 25 percent in order to bring the new technology to the hospital.


Although the project has a small scale, its role is very important because domestic companies make all the equipment involved. The solar electricity industry is expanding around the world. It has several advantages over other energy sources such as it is endless, clean, and produces no noise or negative environmental impacts.


The government should therefore pay more attention to the technology. It should work out a law for it in particular and for recyclable energies in general.

Source: SGGP

Hospital fees to increase tenfold

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm

The Ministry of Health has issued draft regulations on hospital fees, which are set to increase by 7-10 times over current levels. The ministry will began collecting opinions from other ministries, departments and residents about the new draft in the beginning of next week.

If the Ministry of Health’s draft regulations on hospital charges takes effect, fees will increase dramatically (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen said that current hospital fee regulations, issued since 1995, have not been suitable, making it difficult for hospitals to operate.


According to the draft, the price of clinical exams will rise from VND3,000 to VND30,000. Meantime, patients will have to pay VND100,000-120,000 per day for sickbeds, as opposed to the current price of just VND18,000.


In addition, costs for several surgeries will increase dramatically. For instance, procedures to remove abscess and tonsils will jump from VND30,000 to 400,000 each operation.


Though the ministry’s proposal has raised the public concern over hospital fees, Ms.Xuyen said that 62 percent of the country’s population has health insurance cards and the number of insured people will continue increasing.


However, the fee increase will affect the groups of people who buy health insurance voluntarily, as they have to pay 20 percent of hospital fees, said Nguyen Nam Lien, deputy head of the ministry’s Department of Planning and Finance. 25 percent of those people are free laborers and farmers.


According to Nguyen Minh Thao, director of the Vietnam Social Insurance, it is necessary to increase hospital fees; however, the ministry should have a reasonable plan to prevent patients and their families from being severely affected.


In addition, to ensure stable operation of the health insurance fund, Vietnam Social Insurance has proposed to raise the price of health insurance cards by 40 percent, he said. The organ will also propose that the State subsidizes 20 percent of the cost for people who voluntarily purchase health insurance.

Source: SGGP

Public disagrees with new draft on hospital fee increase

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Public concerns, especially among the poor, have been raised as the Ministry of Health has begun collecting opinions from other ministries, departments and residents about the new draft regulations on hospital fees, which are set to increase by 7-10 times over current levels.

A patient undergo a CT scan which cost much. If hospital fees  increase, it would become a burden to the poor (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen said that current hospital fee regulations, in effect since 1995, are no longer suitable for the current situation. The income of hospital staff and residents has soared by six times while fees have remained unchanged, making it difficult for hospitals to operate.


Moreover, hospitals have spent considerable funds on state-of-the-art equipment, which has heightened the quality of treatment.


However, questions remain concerning the proposed healthcare cost increase. If the government has covered all activities in medical sector, why must fees increase? Furthermore, when fees go up, will patients have to endure sharing sickbeds with two other people or stay in hospital lobbies?


Though the ministry’s proposal of hospital fee increase has raised the public concerns, the ministry still affirmed that it would not affect many residents since 62 percent of the country’s population has health insurance cards and the number of insured people will continue to rise.


The ministry claimed that the new draft would not affect anyone, but it only took into account families prioritized under social policy, who would continue to receive 100 percent exemption from hospital expenditures.  However, other less affluent groups of people, mostly free laborers, farmers and those suffering from chronic and incurable health conditions, who tend to buy insurance voluntarily, would see their the 20 percent fee they are accustomed to paying skyrocket. 


The ministry should well consider the draft on hospital fee to avoid increasing the burden placed on the disadvantaged segments of society. Moreover, since the government has tried to control prices of essential goods, it is contrary to general policy if the ministry increases hospital fees so dramatically?

According to the draft, the price of clinical exams will rise from VND3, 000 to VND30, 000. Meantime, patients will have to pay VND40,000 and VND100,000-per day for normal or first class sickbeds, as opposed to the current price of just VND3,000 and VND10,000. To have endoscopic surgery, patients only paid VND20,000-VND60,000 while under the new plan, the procedure would cost over VND300,000.

Source: SGGP

First children’s hospital in Central Highlands

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:20 am




First children’s hospital in Central Highlands


QĐND – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

A project to build a children’s hospital with 150 beds in the central highland city of Da Lat got underway on June 29.


The hospital, designed by the Lam Dong Construction Consultancy Joint Stock Company, will be built by the Thanh An Construction Company at a cost of over VND245 billion sourced from government bonds.


It’s scheduled to go into operation by late 2013.


According to the provincial health department, apart from examining and treating children from the province and its surrounding areas, the hospital will conduct scientific research and provide training for doctors in the community.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Needy provided free meal tickets at HCMC hospital

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

It was pitch dark at 4:40am when the patients’ relatives began lining up with bowls and lunch boxes ready to pack up a free meal for their sickly and injured loved ones.

Volunteers serve free breakfasts to poor patients at Cho Ray Hospital in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The line outside the guesthouse at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was a grateful one. Most were so poor that if the volunteers from the Poor Patient Sponsor Association hadn’t begun serving free breakfasts, they would have gone without.


A lorry carrying hot meals from the association’s Nhon Hoa Poor Patient Sponsor Branch slowly pulled up in front of the guesthouse.


By 5am, poor patients were being served their meals, and the “thank yous” were being passed around abundantly.


Ms. Muoi from the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang, who has taken care of her brother’s head injuries since he was in a traffic accident two months ago, said the free breakfast had helped ease the financial her family had been suffering from ever since her brother was hospitalized.


Nguyen Thi Kim Loan from the Mekong Delta Province of Long An has been loking after her father, a serious burn victim, at the hospital for a long time.


She said she was eternally grateful to the volunteers from bringing the free food.


Most of people gathered that morning said they hoped that the free breakfasts could be provided not only at Cho Ray Hospital, but also other hospitals as well.


Volunteer Ba Tam said that he and his friends had begun preparing the food at 11pm the night before. He said they cooked until 3am but still felt happy sharing the fruits of their labor with unlucky people.


The free breakfast program for poor patients was begun by the Nhon Hoa Poor Patient Sponsor Branch and Cho Ray Hospital in early March this year.


In just three months, the project has provided 50,000 rations, including rice dishes, porridge, noodles and bread, worth VND300 million (US$16,000) in total.

Source: SGGP

Int’l hospital construction starts in Quang Ngai

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm




Int’l hospital construction starts in Quang Ngai


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

The construction of Cho Ray-Quang Ngai international general hospital began in the central province of Quang Ngai on June 26.


Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu attended the event.


It is one of buildings celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. The hospital is built on an area of 5 hectares in Tran Phu ward with a total investment capital of over VND880 billion.


The hospital will have 500 sick-beds and will be equipped with technology meeting European standards.


The investor has committed to putting the hospital into operation in August 2012.


Also, on the occasion of its ground-breaking ceremony, the investor presented VND300 million to the provincial fund for Agent Orange/Dioxin victims, and the fund to support poor children.     


Source: VOV


Source: QDND