The Ministry of Health's national project is expected to help 48 hospitals in 35 provinces from 2013 to 2020 to upgrade facilities and treatment services. During the first phase, more than 5,000 doctors and nurses at hospitals in poor provinces, including Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Ninh Binh and Ca Mau, received advanced training in the use of modern high-tech equipment.
The project's second phases, which begins next year, will provide training to more than 120 provincial hospitals.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Ministry launches project to update pre-schools
The Ministry of Education and Training has launched a long-term project that will provide personnel and financial support to upgrade facilities at pre-schools in industrial parks and export processing zones. These schools often operate without proper licenses and standards of facilities. The project will begin this year and be applied in 10 major cities and provinces, including Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and HCM City.
Under the project's 2015-2017 period, more than 2,000 groups will receive assistance. Priority will be given to training of teaching staff.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Health Care Day event attracts thousands in HCM City
More than 10,000 students, including children with disabilities, visited the Health Care Day for Children event on Wednesday, organised by the HCM City's Department of Health in co-operation with the Youth Union. Young visitors received free medicine, treatment and health counselling provided by doctors and health workers from local hospitals. Music, song and theatre programmes were also held during the two-day event.
Sai Gon giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Fifteen per cent of adults in HCM City are obese
At least 15 per cent of adults in HCM City are either overweight or obese, according to a survey conducted by Ton Duc Thang University. At least 1,200 people from different backgrounds and ages were surveyed. Experts blamed the situation on inappropriate eating habits and physical inactivity.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)