|Doctor examines patient at the General Hospital in Kim Bôi District in the northern province of Hòa Bình. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thủy|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Prime Minister has approved a plan to develop a new local-level medical network by 2025 to improve the capability and service quality of health care for Vietnamese.
The proposal is aimed at ensuring that all communal medical centres are qualified to provide medical examination and treatment of patients with health insurance, and able to provide at least 90 per cent of total communal health services. All communal medical centres will also have to meet the national criteria for communal healthcare.
In order to achieve the objectives, the proposal calls for restructuring the existing network, improving the effectiveness of medical centres and providing professional training for medical personnel.
A unified model for medical centres in districts and cities will be developed. Based on this model, the centres should be able to perform all the functions of preventive medicine, medical examination, medical treatment and rehabilitation. — VNS