K55 billion allocated for National Health Plan

Basic primary healthcare packages will be implemented in the National Health Plan (2017-2021) for township and primary-level hospitals such as those with 16 and 25 beds, said its director Dr Thant Sin Htoo. “We have to meet the infrastructure and manpower demands of health centres ...

New regulations ‘to ensure’ free emergency treatment

The Public Health Ministry has again pledged to ensure that people will receive free emergency medical services whenever they need them.  But nobody is sure this promise will really apply to all cases across the country. The public, after all, has heard too often over the ...

Mandalay GH short of blood, donors wanted

The Mandalay General Hospital — the largest medical facility in upper Myanmar — is facing a 30 percent shortage at its blood bank. National Blood Donation Bank pathology department specialist Dr Khin Mya Mon said many blood donors were needed to ensure the hospital’s blood ...

VN citizens to have health dossiers

Pham Luong Son, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency speaks to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) newspaper about his agency’s plans to have a health dossier for all Vietnamese citizens.​​ Why does your agency want to ...

Health sector review calls for further reform

Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met yesterday in Vientiane to review the progress of the health sector in 2015-2016 and discuss plans for the year ahead. Participants reported on their health activities and shared their future plans. They discussed advanced ...

City eyes autonomy route to improve hospitals

By 2020 HCM City’s public hospitals will no longer be overloaded and people will have access to high-quality healthcare, city officials promise. The entire healthcare sector will become a high-quality service industry by then, contributing significantly to the city’s socio-economic growth, Nguyễn Tấn Bỉnh, director ...

WHO praises Laos' compliance with int'l health regulations

Laos will use the successful results of the Joint External Evaluation conducted by the World Health Organisation to promote professionalism and transparency in the health sector, Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong has said. He made the comment at a closing workshop held ...

Hidden victims of war on drugs

Cambodia’s war on drugs is in full swing, routinely grabbing headlines as ever-growing numbers of suspects – more than 4,000 so far, most of them users – swell the Kingdom’s jails. But behind the high-profile raids, the campaign is having an alarming, albeit hidden, side ...

Ministry warns of foot and mouth disease spread

The Ministry of Health has asked people across the country to take protective measures against hand, foot, and mouth disease after data from the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine showed that over 2,100 people had contracted the disease in 57 localities this year. Nonetheless, ...

Hand, foot, mouth disease alert

The Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease Control department has urged people to be cautious of the spread of hand, food and mouth disease and asked that infants or children displaying symptoms be brought to seek medical treatment immediately. Ministry spokesperson and director of the CDC Ly Sovann ...

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