Patients to be compensated  if vaccines fail or do harm
People receiving vaccines through the free national immunisation programme will be compensated if the immunisation fails or causes serious side effects.
VN lacks cash for satellite hospitals
A Ministry of Health plan to build additional satellite hospitals across the nation and upgrade existing ones lacks money and qualified personnel, the Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, has said.
Lao tribute
The Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee's Commission for External Relations and its Lao counterpart visit late President Ho Chi Minh's home town in central Nghe An yesterday as part of an official Lao visit to Viet Nam.
First entrance scores set for universities
The minimum score to be considered for university enrolment is 15 points, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) said yesterday afternoon.
VN greenhouse gas to double by 2020
Viet Nam's total greenhouse emissions are predicted to reach 466 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents in 2020, according to experts at a workshop on climate change held in Ha Noi yesterday.
Train to China now unpopular because of cost
Expensive fares and cumbersome customs clearance procedures are blamed for a big reduction in passengers travelling on the Viet Nam-China train in the last three years.
Fifteen die in torrential rain
Fifteen people died and another seven were missing in torrential rain that lasted for three days in northern Quang Ninh Province.
Authorities strike at ‘turtle' buses
Many buses in the capital have been operating on routes for which they aren't registered, according to the Ha Noi Department of Transport.
A man arrested for drug trafficking
Police in Ha Noi's Dong Da District have arrested Le Xuan Son, a resident of central Nghe An Province's Tan Lac Village, for illegally transporting five packets of drug, weighing nearly five kilogrammes.
Viet Nam has nearly 4 million asthma sufferers
The number of Vietnamese people suffering from asthma is still on the rise, Central Lung Hospital Director Nguyen Viet Nhung has said.
Marine police seize 400,000 litres of illegal fuel at sea
Some 400,000 litres of smuggled fuel have been seized off Viet Nam's south-western coast yesterday, naval authorities said.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang

Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".