Five-in-one Pentaxim combination vaccine has temporarily run out in HCM City, however, many drugs companies say they will import more vaccine doses next month, according to the city Department of Health.
Việt Nam’s Poison Control Centre at Bạch Mai Hospital has issued a warning about paracetamol poisoning.
Eight years ago, Nguyễn Thị Lành (not her real name) of HCM City was diagnosed with hepatitis B, and several months later, she became pregnant.
A record outbreak of Hepatitis A has killed 14 people and put scores in hospital in San Diego, hitting mostly homeless and patients using intravenous drugs.
Doctors at Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City have performed the country’s first robotic surgery on a patient with liver cancer.
Only around 10 per cent of patients infected with hepatitis C can afford treatment costs because the medications are expensive and not covered by medical insurance, according to a recent survey by the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Setting targets for prevention, diagnosis and treatment and monitoring their progress are imperative as the number of hepatitis patients in Việt Nam who receive treatment is too low, according to experts.
The health sector has called for more financial resources and efforts in the fight against hepatitis in Việt Nam and the world.
Doctors warn that using same non-sterile hand gloves or medical instruments for several patients may spread germs. Risk of disease is detected not only at clinics but also hospitals, especially through respiratory or contagious routes.