3 arrested in Vietnam for 8 dialysis deaths International

Police in the northern province of Hoa Binh have arrested three people suspected of being responsible for the deaths of eight patients who were undergoing kidney dialysis treatment at a local hospital. Investigators have been building a criminal case for one of the most serious medical incidents in years. Authorities have blamed the deaths on […]

Experts suspect water source caused 8 dialysis deaths at Vietnam hospital International

By Nam Phuong  &nbspJune 8, 2017 | 10:34 am GMT+7 ‘Chemical residue could have built up from the water filtration process.’ A council of doctors and health experts has suggested that water used for dialysis procedures at Hoa Binh Province General Hospital was to blame for an incident that left eight people dead last week. […]

Asia continues battle as Vietnam declares free of bird flu International

It’s not yet seven in the morning, but the slaughterhouses at the back of Terban market in Yogyakarta city are in full swing. Wholesalers, housewives and businessmen arrive on motorcycles, weaving their way through blood and feathers to pick up freshly killed chickens. Officers from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services, sporting […]

Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese ‘long, slow death’ International

Most people in Vietnam do not trust local food quality controls while a top lawmaker believes that its people are “dying slowly” from unsafe food. A government report delivered to an ongoing meeting of the National Assembly, Vietnam’s top legislature, on Monday said that 86 percent of Vietnamese people were concerned about food safety. More […]

Eat till you drop: Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese ‘long, slow death’ International

Most people in Vietnam do not trust local food quality controls while a top lawmaker believes that its people are “dying slowly” from unsafe food. A government report delivered to an ongoing meeting of the National Assembly, Vietnam’s top legislature, on Monday said that 86 percent of Vietnamese people were concerned about food safety. More […]

Eat till you drop: Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese ‘long, slow death’ International

Most people in Vietnam do not trust local food quality controls while a top lawmaker believes that its people are “dying slowly” from unsafe food. A government report delivered to an ongoing meeting of the National Assembly, Vietnam’s top legislature, on Monday said that 86 percent of Vietnamese people were concerned about food safety. More […]

Hospital says sorry as Vietnam probes 7 deaths in ‘painful’ dialysis disaster International

Hoa Binh General Hospital has been put under criminal investigation after seven patients died while undergoing kidney dialysis on Monday. The Ministry of Public Security has sent officers to the hospital, 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Hanoi, to assist in the investigation, which the health ministry called “the most serious medical incident in years.” […]

Vietnam’s public hospitals waste $16 mln on unused, broken equipment – audit International

By Nam Phuong  &nbspMay 24, 2017 | 03:04 pm GMT+7 Many devices were damaged before or soon after being put into use. Many public hospitals in Vietnam have been wasting huge amounts of money buying unnecessary or poor quality equipment, state auditors said. Inspections found 1,225 devices worth more than VND371 billion ($16.34 million) were […]

Leukemia medicine dumped after red tape holds up clearance process in Vietnam International

A Ho Chi Minh City hospital was forced to jettison nearly 20,000 pills used to treat leukemia in 2015 after prolonged customs procedures and pharmaceutical checks. Dr. Phu Chi Dung, director of the HCMC Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, said after some patients developed a resistance to the free medication thay were being prescribed […]