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Praise for hospitals

Update: March, 05/2016 - 12:00

Some hospitals in Viet Nam are doing an amazing job.

One of the hospitals that is doing so well is the country's largest, called Bach Mai General Hospital.

Another hospital that is doing well is one that looks after patients with lungs diseases and tuberculosis.

It is the Can Tho City Hospital in the Mekong River Delta.

Doctors examine pediatrics patients at the Bach Mai General Hospital, Ha Noi.
Doctors examine pediatrics patients at the Bach Mai General Hospital, Ha Noi. - VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang awarded the Independence Medal-Third Class for the second time to Bach Mai General Hospital for its contribution to people's healthcare and protection yesterday in Ha Noi.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the hospital's 105th anniversary, President Sang praised the hospital's achievements and great contributions to the country's development over the past century.

"Protecting people's health, ensuring human resources for the cause of building and protecting the fatherland, improving the Vietnamese people's height and longevity will be top priorities of the party and the government," Sang said.

"Bach Mai Hospital and the health sector should continue to expand the healthcare system and improve the quality of human resources, examination and treatment and the preventive medicine system from the central to local levels to prevent the occurrence of epidemics," Sang said.

He said Bach Mai Hospital should continue to speed up research and application of advanced medical technologies, and improve doctors' skills to keep pace with doctors in the region and across the world.

Sang also presented the Labour Hero title to Hospital Director, Prof. Nguyen Quoc Anh and former Director of the Viet Nam Heart Institute, Prof. Nguyen Lan Viet.

Established in 1911, Bach Mai is the country's largest hospital with 2,400 beds, and provides examination and treatment to about 1.4 million out-patients and 12,800 in-patients each year.

More than 500 new medical techniques have been applied in the examination and treatment processes at the hospital over the last five years. The hospital has performed 62 kidney, 11 bone marrow and 31 stem-cell transplants since the first kidney transplant performed in 2005, a press release said.

Modern hospital

In another development, the Can Tho City Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases officially began operation yesterday, being the first and most modern one of its kind in the Mekong River Delta.

The facility's construction began in September 2010 in an area of 5,600sq.m with a total investment of VND215.3 billion.

The hospital consists of one basement and seven floors, with 200 beds, meeting the demand of examining and treating tuberculosis and lung diseases for people in the city and other provinces in the region.

It replaces the old 50-bed one that was built more than 100 years ago and downgraded, contributing to a better health system in the city, Bui Thi Le Phi, director of Can Tho Health Department, said.

Although Viet Nam has made large strides in controlling, discovering and treating tuberculosis, it still ranks 12th out of 22 countries with the highest rate of tuberculosis, and ranks 14th of 27 nations which have the highest rate of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world.

Patient safety

During a review meeting yesterday in HCM City, the city's Department of Health asked public and private health facilities to take steps to ensure patient safety and reduce medical errors by following and completing protocols that were posted on the department's website last year.

Tang Chi Thuong, the department's deputy head, told health staff to strengthen control of the protocols as well as prescriptions for medicine.

The over-use of laboratory tests and unnecessary treatments that need high-tech equipment should also be restricted, he said.

He also asked staff to ensure a sufficient supply of medicine and other materials needed for treatment.

This year, the department will continue to offer alternative ways to give health exams, according to the official.

Several hospitals, for example, provide healthcare services at patients' homes, and offer services on Saturday. They will also continue to offer extra hours beyond official working hours.

Satellite hospitals and clinics have been established, as well as family health examination divisions, at 20 out of 23 district hospitals and 136 out of 139 ward health centres.

In addition, high-tech treatments matching the capacity and condition of the city's health sector will continue to be given priority. — VNS

GLOSSARY

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the hospital's 105th anniversary, President Sang praised the hospital's achievements and great contributions to the country's development over the past century.

The hospital's anniversary is its birthday.

A century means a hundred years.

"Protecting people's health, ensuring human resources for the cause of building and protecting the fatherland, improving the Vietnamese people's height and longevity will be top priorities of the party and the government," Sang said.

Longevity means long life.

Priorities are things that you consider to be the most important and top of your list of things to do.

"Bach Mai Hospital and the health sector should continue to expand the healthcare system and improve the quality of human resources, examination and treatment and the preventive medicine system from the central to local levels to prevent the occurrence of epidemics," Sang said.

Preventive medicine means medical action to stop diseases from happening in the first place.

Epidemics happen when many people catch the same disease at the same time.

The hospital has performed 62 kidney, 11 bone marrow and 31 stem-cell transplants since the first kidney transplant performed in 2005, a press release said.

Stem cells are body cells that can produce more cells, including more cells that might grow into becoming different from the original cells.

Stem cell transplants are medical procedures that involve putting stem cells into the body of a patient.

The facility's construction began in September 2010 in an area of 5,600sq.m with a total investment of VND215.3 billion.

An investment is a deal that involves someone paying money into something in order to get more money out of it.

It replaces the old 50-bed one that was built more than 100 years ago and downgraded, contributing to a better health system in the city, Bui Thi Le Phi, director of Can Tho Health Department, said.

If a hospital is downgraded it is considered to be less smart than it was in the past.

During a review meeting yesterday in HCM City, the city's Department of Health asked public and private health facilities to take steps to ensure patient safety and reduce medical errors by following and completing protocols that were posted on the department's website last year.

A review meeting is one where people look at something and decide on whether changes are needed.

Protocols are the rules that need to be followed.

Tang Chi Thuong, the department's deputy head, told health staff to strengthen control of the protocols as well as prescriptions for medicine.

Prescriptions are orders for strong medicines that doctors write out for their patients.

The over-use of laboratory tests and unnecessary treatments that need high-tech equipment should also be restricted, he said.

Restricted means limited.

He also asked staff to ensure a sufficient supply of medicine and other materials needed for treatment.

Sufficient means enough.

 

WORKSHEET

Find words that mean the following in the Word Search:

1.      The number of beds in the old Can Tho City Hospital.

2.      The day of the week on which several hospitals offer healthcare services at patients' homes.

3.      A disease treated at Can Tho City Hospital.

4.      Bui Thi Le Phi's position at the Can Tho Health Department.

5.      One hundred years.

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1. Fifty; 2. Saturday; 3. Tuberculosis; 4. Director; 5. Century.

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