Financial and human resource constraints impede HCMC’s smart health

Financial and human resource constraints impede HCMC’s smart health

Ho Chi Minh City is considered one of the leading localities nationwide to implement digital transformation in the health sector. However, up to now, in addition to the achievements, the application of information technology  and digital transformation towards building smart health of the city has not been as expected because of barriers including financial and human resource constraints.
The registration of an e-ID account via VNeID is still not smooth, especially the data connection and receipt step. (Photo: SGGP)

VNeID proves effective, yet still faulty

The application for electronic identification on smart phones (VNeID) has offered users great utilities, including the integration of various kinds of personal information and the ability to help citizens change their ID card or other legal papers. However, this app still encounters many problems that need addressing.

Outpatients of Binh Thanh District Hospital are receiving medicine under health insurance.

Hospitals in HCMC struggling due to lack of medicine

Many hospitals and clinics in Ho Chi Minh City have lately struggled to obtain sufficient medicines and medical equipment. There has been a serious lack of medical supply, and it is so challenging to stock more, while patients are in dying need of necessary medicine for their treatments or their diseases could worsen.