HCM City Acts To Improve Communal-level Health Care - News on 28 December 2016


HCM City acts to improve communal-level health care

A 32-year-old patient from HCM City who suffers from chronic kidney failure, is no longer worried about travelling a long distance to the district hospital early in the morning to receive hemodialysis, a treatment for the disease.

Local patients like Huỳnh can now enjoy high-quality health check-ups at Bình Chiểu Ward medical station, thanks to a pilot project to strengthen communal-level medical facilities launched by the city's Thủ Đức Hospital in July. "I often had to get up as early as 4:30am so that I could arrive at Thủ Đức Hospital in time for treatment" he said, adding that he went there three times a week. "

The service helped save time and money travelling to the district hospital," he said, having been diagnosed with the disease in 2008. Quách Thị Hoài, a resident from Thủ Đức District, said she felt secure with the service at Hiệp Bình Chánh Ward medical station as it was equipped with advanced equipment and medical staff from …

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Lack of knowledge behind organ donor shortage

The lack of knowledge about organ donation is one of the main reasons leading to the shortage of organ donation sources, according to medical experts.

Public awareness of organ donation remained limited, even amongst medical workers, said Deputy Director of the National Co-ordination Centre for Organ Transplant Đồng Văn Hệ. A survey on medical workers' knowledge about brain-dead patients carried out in 2015 at some hospitals in the northern mountainous localities found that more than 70 per cent of medical workers said brain-dead patients could recover. Particularly, 44 per cent of students of the Hà Nội Medical University also said that brain-dead patients could be saved.

This misunderstanding of brain-dead patients would have a great impact on encouraging and raising public awareness of organ donation from brain-dead patients, Hệ told Sức khỏe và Đời sống (Health and Life) Newspaper. "Brain-dead patients cannot be saved," he said. The Ministry of Health …

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Programme for clean agriculture launched in City

The Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development launched a programme dubbed "Green Connection towards A Clean Agriculture" in HCM City yesterday to strengthen the linkages between various players in the agricultural production chain. It is also aimed at strengthening co-operatives and farmers' ties with businesses, considered an important measure to improve the competitiveness of and add value to Vietnamese farm produce, enabling them to enter the international market, according to Lê Đức Thịnh, deputy director of the ministry's Rural Development and Economic Co-operative Department.

Amid the increasing international integration, Việt Nam's agricultural production needs to focus more on quality, meeting international standards, on-time delivery and competitive prices. The food safety situation in the domestic market has become worrying, with many products failing to meet hygiene and safety standards still being sold in the market. Deputy Minister of Agricultural and …

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Vĩnh Phúc seen as an economic hub

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc expects Vĩnh Phúc Province to become an economic hub in the northern region marked as a place of renewal and innovation.

Addressing the Vĩnh Phúc Investment Promotion Conference 2016 that focused on the province's investment potentials and opportunities, he hailed its rapid growth rate over the last several years. Vĩnh Phúc last year contributed VNĐ31 trillion (US$1.37 billion) to the State budget, 280 times higher than in 1997, an impressive achievement just 20 years after its re-establishment. Many big groups have invested in the province to produce key products and creating jobs for thousands of people while increasing export turnover.

Some of the big names are Toyota Việt Nam, Honda Việt Nam, Piaggio, Daewoo Bus, Partron Vina, Prime and Việt Đức steel. "This has been an important success: to create jobs and contribute to the province's growth as well as the State Budget under the orientation of industrialisation and …

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Đồng Nai firm caught discharging wastewater into river

December 27 – 2016 Pak Việt Nam Company from the southern province of Đồng Nai has been caught red-handed discharging black substance - suspected to be wastewater - into Thị Vải river.

A multi-agency task force recorded the discharge at 9pm on Monday, Việt Nam News Agency reported. The task force comprises officials from the public security ministry's environmental crime prevention police department, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province's environmental police department, Đồng Nai Province's environmental police force and Tân Thành District's natural resources and environment division. The blackish, foul-smelling water was being released through the Long Thành District-based company's storm water drainage system (through manholes and drainage inlets located 100 metres from its gates), the task force noted.

The wastewater flows through Mỹ Xuân B1 - Tiến Hùng Industrial Park, gets carried by Keo stream to Thị Vải stream, which then flows into Thị Vải river. A company representative told …

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Agriculture sector records a growth recovery in 2016

December 27 – 2016 According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, the sector’s 1.2 percent growth in a challenging year showed the efforts of localities and farmers. Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended an online year-end conference of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on December 26.

This year, the agriculture sector has faced many difficulties. Extreme cold spells in early this year ravaged 14 northern mountainous localities, while historic droughts devastated the south central and Central Highlands regions, and record drought and saltwater intrusion in 100 years seriously hit the Mekong Delta region. Since October, serious floods have swept through eight south central localities.

Natural disasters led to water shortage for about 1 million people, harming 300,000 hectares of rice fields. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, natural disasters killed 253 people and caused …

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Mountainous commune escapes poverty with mandarin orange

December 27 – 2016 There have been many areas in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang planting mandarin oranges; however, not every area can produce such delicious oranges as those planted in Quang Han commune, Tra Linh district. BTA (Photos: VNA) …

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