The Drug Administration of Viet Nam said that it ensured enough eyewash and antibiotics for the treatment of conjunctivitis known as pink-eye.
The infection has spread rapidly across many provinces and cities, especially HCM City and Ha Noi, over the last weeks.
Truong Quoc Cuong, the administration's head, said that it planned to import more drugs.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
$2.9 billion needed for major highways
The Ministry of Transport has told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that funds should be increased for expansion of Highway No.1 from central Thanh Hoa Province to southern Can Tho City and Highway No.14 that runs through the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region.
According to its report, the total amount needed is VND60 trillion (US$ 2.9 billion).
The ministry has submitted a proposal to the Government asking for the issuance of state bonds to raise money for the two projects.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
1,000 ha of ginseng for Kon Tum Province
The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum plans to develop 1,000 ha of Ngoc Linh ginseng by 2022 in a project on preservation and development of Ngoc Ling ginseng.
With total capital of VND567 billion ($27 million), the project will invest in technology for seedling multiplication, cultivation and production. A manufacturing plant for products from ginseng will also be built.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Ha Noi eyes 20 health clinics by 2015
Ha Noi will build 20 clinics of family doctors by 2015 in order to improve the quality of healthcare services and reduce patient overload at hospitals at central and city levels.
The clinics were piloted at Duc Tu Health Centre in Dong Anh District last year.
This year, the Department of Health is co-operating with Ha Noi Medical University to open a family doctor clinic at Cau Dien and Co Nhue health centres in Tu Liem District.
Tin Tuc (News)