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Commune-level clinics need more staff

Update: January, 15/2015 - 14:56
The country currently has about 10,000 such clinics, employing about 68,000 health workers and providing more than 100 healthcare services.— Photo suckhoedoisong

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said at a conference held in Ha Noi yesterday that about 50 per cent of the commune-level clinics nationwide need to be upgraded.

He added that their staff was inadequate in terms of numbers and capability, especially in the remote and mountainous areas, despite both central and local investments being made in recent years.

The Ha Noi conference was held to hear reports on the performance of the commune-level clinics.

The country currently has about 10,000 such clinics, employing about 68,000 health workers and providing more than 100 healthcare services, said Long. However, many services reportedly do not meet the people's healthcare demands due to lack of appropriate facilities and limited workforce. — VNS

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