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Low quality drugs recalled

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:23 am

The Vietnam Drug Administration on January 3 announced a ban on the sale and use of the two lots of medications, Bocefac and Methotrexat Ebewe. This is because both drugs have failed to meet legal requirements.

Methotrexat Ebewe

The banned drugs are Bocefac dry syrup, which code is 22709001, with the expiry date of September 6, 2012. This drug was produced by the Boram Pharm Company Limited, Korea and imported into Vietnam by Quang Nam Pharmaceutical and Medical Materials Company.

The medication failed to satisfy the requirements of content. It is used for the treatment of ear, nose, throat, the respiratory tract, the urinary tract and skin infections caused by bacteria.

Vietnam Drug Administration also prohibited sales of Methotrexat Ebewe (for injection), used to treat cancer or severe diseases, caused by an overactive immune system. This is because it failed to meet the legal requirements.

This medication code is 93364804, 93364806, 93364808, 95598706, 95199210, and the registration number is VN-5351-10. The drugs do not have a clear induction of manufacturing and no expiry date. Ebewe Pharma Ges.m.b.H.Nfg.KG manufactures the drugs in Austria.

Source: SGGP

Improving the quality of prosecution and supervision

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

Improving the quality of prosecution and supervision

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

The Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam (SPPV) has greatly contributed to protecting the Party, State, and people’s legitimate rights and to developing a strategy for judicial reform.

State President Nguyen Minh Triet emphasized this at a conference in Hanoi on January 7 to review the work of the SPPV in 2010 and define tasks for 2011, with the participation of Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu.

In 2010, the SPPV effectively carried out its prosecution and supervision activities, as well as its investigations into criminal and civil cases.

However, there are still shortcomings the SPPV needs to overcome such as slowness in dealing with denunciations and complaints and handling a number of cases.

Deputy Prosecutor General Hoang Nghia Mai said in addition to improving the quality of prosecution and supervision work. In 2011, the SPPV will focus on improving the professional skills and ethics of the staff members.

President Triet insisted that the SPPV work out effective measures to comprehensively carry out judicial reform, strengthen the organizational structure, and improve the quality of prosecution and supervision work.

He expressed his belief that with its 50-year history, the SPPV will well fulfill its new mission in 2011.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Three enterprises win int’l quality award

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:25 am

Three enterprises win int’l quality award

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:28 (GMT+7)

Three Vietnamese enterprises have won the International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) by the International Asia Pacific Quality Organisation.

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) announced the winners on Dec. 21.

They were the Viglacera Ha Long Joint Stock Company from the northern province of Quang Ninh, the Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) from Ho Chi Minh City and the Long Hau Joint Stock Company from southern Long An province.

The STAMEQ also announced a list of 96 enterprises winning the National Quality Award, including 11 golds and 85 silvers.

A ceremony to hand over the IAPQA and the national awards is scheduled to be held on Dec. 26.

Source: VNA/ Photo: Vnexpress

Source: QDND

Vietnam improves quality of population

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:23 am

Vietnam improves quality of population

QĐND – Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

With its economic, healthcare and educational achievements, Vietnam has remarkably improved the quality of its population, an official said on December 20.

Speaking at a press conference in response to the national action month for population and Vietnam ’s Population Day (December 26), General Director of the General Population Department Duong Quoc Trong said Vietnam’s human development index (HDI) rose from 0.690 in 2000 to 0.725 in 2009, hitting the projected target in the 2001-2010 Vietnam population strategy.

The country has also achieved its birth reduction and birth replacement rate targets. The nation’s population growth rate dropped to 1.1 percent in 2009 from 1.5 percent 10 years earlier.

Vietnam already reached the birth replacement rate in 2005 and its population is estimated at 87 million by the end of 2010.

However, Trong noted Vietnam is still among middle HDI countries, as its healthy life expectancy or the average number of years a person might live in good health is just 66, ranking 116 out of 182 countries worldwide in 2009.

Population work will face more challenges during the 2011-2020 period, he said, referring to the fact that the fatality rate among under-one-year-old infants remains high in several regions and the number of children suffering from autism, diabetes and obesity is increasing.

The ratio of newborn boys to girls is growing rapidly, reaching 111/100 last year, while the Vietnamese population is ageing, the official elaborated.

Vietnam is now completing its legal documents and improving population management work in an effort to keep the sex ratio at birth no more than 113 by 2015 and 115 by 2020, and restrain its population to not exceed 93 million and 98 million in those years, respectively.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Universities ask ministry to announce results of education quality evaluation

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

The Ministry of Education and Training has to make a public announcement on results of the evaluation of education quality at 40 universities, launch clear policies on national educational evaluation expense, delegates from more than 70 universities nationwide proposed the ministry at the preliminary wrap-up report of education quality accreditation at universities in Ho Chi Minh on November 30.

Deputy principal of Can Tho Univerisity, PhD Do Van Xe, speaks at the seminar. (Photo: Sggp)

The Ministry of Education and Training has previously asked universities, colleges and vocational training intermediate schools throughout the country to carry out internal and external evaluations of the educational quality and send their reports to the ministry.

According to the ministry’s statistics, 237 universities, colleges and vocational training intermediate schools to self-evaluate and send their reports in November. Among them, 40 universities have made external accreditation.

However the ministry has not unveiled the results of the education quality evaluation of schools, especially the list of 40 universities.

Most of delegates also expressed their problem on the evaluation expense which has been donated so far by schools’ administrators and teachers.

Mr. Bui Anh Tuan, Head of the Department of Examination and Education Quality Assessment under the Ministry, said that the Ministry of Education and Training will announce the list of schools after completing legal documents and cooperate with the Ministry of Finance to consider the education quality accreditation.

Source: SGGP

Luxembourg helps Vietnam in enhancing tourism human resource quality

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Medical workers raise quality of treatment, healthcare through movements: Health Minister

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu said medical workers have raised quality of treatment and healthcare through joining actively in movements such as studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example, good doctors are also nice mothers of patients, doctors and nurses work following Uncle Ho’s teaching.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and Doan Thi Ngoc Tram, mother of Dang Thuy Tram, a North Vietnamese surgeon, who was killed during a battle in northern South Vietnam in 1970

Mr. Trieu said this at an annual meeting to review movements among medical workers held by the Ministry of Health on Sep 28 in Hanoi.

The highlight of these movements is that epidemic prevention is conducted actively and effectively. Dangerous diseases like cholera, plague and malaria are under control.

Thanks to good vaccination campaign, infectious diseases in kids like measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and Japan encephalitis have reduced by over 10 percent compared to before.

In addition, the project to send doctors of the central hospitals to rural infirmaries to transfer high techniques to their countryside counterparts helped to reduce 30 percent of pressures on city hospitals and improve healthcare quality in distant regions.

Mothers and children healthcare has been better, contributing greatly to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Mr. Trieu emphasized the sector will focus on decreasing the rate of patients suffering from diseases and deaths as well as improve gender quality and healthcare system.

Attending the event were Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and exemplary doctors in the country.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam bans circulation of Indian Amoxicilin due to low quality

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm

The Drug Administration of Vietnam, part of Vietnamese Ministry of Health, decided on Oct.3 to suspend the circulation of the antibiotic drug Amoxicilin 500mg in the capsule form due to failing to satisfy quality demand.

The drug is made by Minimed Laboratory India and imported by the Cuu Long Pharmaceutical Joint-Stock Company or Pharimexco in the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long.

It has been allowed in Vietnam as a pharmaceutical ingredient under registration production lot of 1431 with expiry date May 30, 2012.

All substandard drugs in the capsule form were ordered to recall by the importer and the manufacturer.


Source: SGGP

Education relevant agencies concern studying, teaching quality

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

The government ordered the rate of private pre-schools account for over 70 percent by 2010. Although the Ho Chi Minh City has reached half of the required number, relevant agencies face pressure in controlling studying and teaching quality.

students of Tran Khai Nguyen High School in district 5 are playing sport. It has converted from self-financing institute into state school (Photo: Ngoc Anh)

In response to the government’s appeal for social contribution to education sector, investors have opened many private facilities in the city. There are some kinds of educational institutes with different tuition fees including public schools, semi-public schools or self-financing facilities, private facilities and high quality schools.

Moreover, it takes time to check quality of these private and high quality schools. Tran Thi Ngoc Anh, head of the delegation of People’s Council, said the city should not try to increase private schools or else it would place pressure on management of studying and teaching quality.

In addition, although private facilities have contributed to reduce pressure for public ones, they didn’t enjoy tax exemption as an encouragement while tuition fee in private schools are high. High tuition fee hindered children of poor income families to continue their further schooling, said an education official.

The flip side in pre-school system in the city is that children of high income families study in public educational facilities while kids from meager income families have to learn in private institutes with high fee, said Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, head of Pre-school Department, part of the city’s Education and Training Department.

Educationists concerned training quality in senior schools since qualifying scores of students in private schools are always lower than their counterparts in state facilities. Most of students in high school come from rich families in southern provinces.

According to some educational experts, it seemed that the rich have had more choices with the plan to call for social contribution to education sector in recent years rather than the poor. Despite the sector’s special treatment towards kids of poor families like exemption of tuition fee, their kids’ studying pursuit is still a burden for them.

Tran Thien Tu, chairman of the Association of Businesses in IZ and EPZ (HBA), said it should clearly distinguish between state and private schools as the government produced self-financing schools as private facilities.

In addition, another form of schools has been produced – that is high quality institutes. Satisfactory standard facilities and teaching staff are requisites for a high quality schools as well as meet the demands of parents, according to Ta Tan, chief of district Tan Phu’s Department of Education and Training while his counterpart in district Go Vap, Dang Thanh Tuan, said each district should select a few schools to become high quality schools.

Many districts have not changed any schools into high quality facilities because it needs a roadmap to convert public schools into high quality institutes and relevant agencies have to check for a time.

The city has just assigned project to call for social contribution for education sector to a group of educational experts including some foreigners. The group has worked out three methodologies. The first will maintain the same as the current; the second is that schools will be given the decision on tuition fee which relies on its quality; the third is that only a few state facilities will not collect tuition fee while others will be converted into private institutes.

Source: SGGP

Tourism sector needs to improve workforce quality: deputy PM

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

It is necessary to raise the quality of the tourism workforce to maintain the sector’s growth rate and ensure the sustainable development of the country’s tourism, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) at the tourism exhibition in Hanoi on August 17. (Photo:

With a long coastline and many beautiful beaches, Vietnam has rich potential to develop tourism, but the lack of professionalism of the industry as well as poor workforce have restrained the sector’s development, said Deputy PM Nhan at the second National Conference on Tourism Human Resource Training on August 17 in Hanoi.

According a report from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 30 % of the industry workforce has not yet graduated from senior high school. Only 43% of the people in the sector were trained professionally while 57% were trained in non-tourism fields.

The number of staff in the sector knowing at least one foreign language is greater than other sectors, at 48%, but the ratio is not high since it is an everyday thing to use foreign languages to serve international travellers.

Most Vietnamese tour guides mainly know English but for other languages, there is a minority of people having a good command of them.
Mai Tien Dung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said 45 percent of tour guides fail to meet the requirements of tour operations and standard in English.

The same situation also occurred in Ho Chi Minh City, which attracts 65 percent of total international tourism and holds 24 percent of the industry workforce nationwide.

Despite improvements in quality and quantity, the tourism industry workforce has not met the requirements of the market economy, especially in terms of professionalism and command of foreign languages, said Dung.

According to Can Tho Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, of 17,000 laborers working in the industry, nearly 900 laborers have bachelor and master’s degrees.

Deputy PM Nhan said that to improve workforce quality, it is necessary to enhance training quality as well as strengthen cooperation between tourist agencies and schools. Schools provide basic knowledge, so tour guides have to improve themselves through practices in tourist agencies, he added.

La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said laborers need to be trained both schools and tourist agencies.

Deputy PM Nhan suggested that each tourist agency needs to own at least one training center to help training and job skills improvement.

The country now has over 284 tourism training schools including 62 universities, 80 junior colleges and 117 vocational schools. Tourism schools mostly provide training in cooking and hotel room, table, bar and reception services, while tourism colleges have developed in recent years with teachers mostly coming from other subjects.

Expert forecasted that the tourism industry needs 1.5 to 2 million laborers by 2015. Hotel services alone need 185,632 people by 2010 and 250,000 by 2015 compared to 115,050 in 2005. Meanwhile, travel and transport services need several tens of thousands of laborers.

Between 2011 and 2015, tourism centers will be upgraded to meet international standards and international schools will be allowed to provide tourism training services in Vietnam.

However, experts said the strategy should be detailed to make it effective and suited to conditions in Vietnam.


Source: SGGP