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15 government officials disciplined

Update: November, 19/2010 - 09:33
BAC LIEU — Hong Dan District's Party Committee in southern Bac Lieu Province warned 15 district officials against buying and using fake high-school-graduation certificates on Wednesday.

Previously, 14 other district officials had also received the warning.

Earlier this month, local police discovered a ring that allegedly made the fake certificates. Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.

Capital roads to be widened to reduce jams

HA NOI — The Ha Noi People's Committee has issued an official document to allow roads to be widened to reduce traffic jams across the city.

The roads to be widened include a stretch of Hoang Cau-Voi Phuc on Belt Road No 1, a stretch of Minh Khai-Vong Intersection on Belt Road No 2 and an intersection between National Highway No 5 and Vinh Tuy Bridge.

The committee also approved a proposal from the city's Transport Department to remove a barrier to broaden Pham Hung-Khuat Duy Tien roads.

The committee has employed the Ha Noi Urban Development Management Board, the Ta Ngan Infrastructure Management Board and the Ha Noi Building and Planning Institute to carry out the work.

Slaughterhouses moved to meet hygiene laws

HA NOI — Fourteen of 26 slaughterhouses owned by the Dong Thinh Agricultural Service Co-operative in Ha Noi have been moved to Minh Hien Co's slaughter house grounds in Thanh Oai suburban district.

The resettlement was aimed to ensure the slaughterhouses met hygiene standards, said the Ha Noi Industry and Trade Department. Ha Noi authorities had previously decided to close down all of the Dong Thinh Co-operative's slaughterhouses because of poor hygiene.

No doctors on duty at some commune clinics

HCM CITY — The city's Department of Health has expressed concerns over the lack of doctors on duty at many of the 332 medical clinics located in communes.

Many of the medical clinics often have no doctor on duty. Even in District 1, in the heart of the city, only 50 per cent of the clinics have doctors. Their regular staff consists of a group of medical orderlies and nurses.

Although equipment and facilities at district level clinics have improved in recent years, medical orderlies and nurses do not have the skills to provide specialised treatment such as obstetric and paediatric services. — VNS

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