GeneStory wins startup contest VietChallenge 2022

GeneStory wins startup contest VietChallenge 2022

GeneStory, a start-up in the healthcare sector, has become the winner of VietChallenge 2022, the biggest fund calling contest for Vietnamese startups around the world held at Nasdaq, the second biggest stock exchange on the globe.
Hospital construction projects face hiccups along the way

Hospital construction projects face hiccups along the way

While patients and medical staff have to battle with the old, degraded medical facilities, many new construction and expansion projects faced bottlenecks along the way while others started sluggishly. On the other hand, delays in site clearance and lack of synchronization in equipment procurement have also impeded hospital construction projects’ progress.
Around 22,000 babies born with defects every year due to folic acid lack

Around 22,000 babies born with defects every year due to folic acid lack

An estimated 22,000 and 30,000 newborn babies in Vietnam are born with birth defects every year partly due to a lack of folic acid in women of childbearing age in the community. Children with neural tube defects increase the burden on patients' famlies, health systems and society, said Dr. Pham Thi Trang Nha at the 2022 Science and Technology Conference at Hoc Mon General Hospital yesterday.

Projects to build new hospitals still on paper due to bottlenecks

Projects to build new hospitals still on paper due to bottlenecks

Ho Chi Minh City has made concerted efforts to fight patient overload in large hospitals for years; as a result, dozens of spacious and modern hospitals with a total capital of up to tens of thousands of billion Vietnamese dong have been put into practice. But there is a fact that degraded and temporary hospitals are still located in the city meanwhile, many projects to expand and build new hospitals are on paper due to bottlenecks.

 

Foreign doctors must have certification and be fluent in Vietnamese

Foreign doctors must have certification and be fluent in Vietnamese

Being responsible for managing  medical activities, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health  proposed to the National Assembly to soon pass the amended Law on Medical Examination and Treatment which stipulates that foreign doctors who want to practice medical examination and treatment in Vietnam must have to pass the practice exam; plus, they must be fluent in Vietnamese and speak Vietnamese when examining a patient.