Hospitals struggling to gain full self-autonomy to prevent brain drain

Hospitals struggling to gain full self-autonomy to prevent brain drain

After more than 200 medical workers of Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital simultaneously quit the hospital to work for other facilities in April 2021, the problem of brain drain and doctors' income is once again raised though it is not new. Hospitals and medical workers have been so far struggling to achieve full self- autonomy.

Medical workers tend to a COVID-19 patient (Photo: VNA)

HCMC: Nine hospitals to treat patients in quarantine

The HCMC Department of Health has assigned nine local hospitals to take care of patients in need of healthcare during their period of quarantine, in order to ensure regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control are met.
Patients are checking in a hospital using the kiosk system

IT implementation in hospitals encountering serious obstacles

The application of information technology (IT) in medical treatment has been carried out by several hospitals nationwide to improve working performance, reduce financial as well as time waste, and release patients from unnecessary check-in procedures. In the reality, however, this implementation has run into grave difficulties.