The Ministry of Health has asked health departments at all localities to enhance measures to prevent Whitmore disease.
As many as 28 patients with Whitmore's disease have been hospitalised at the Huế Central Hospital from the beginning of October, a sudden increase compared to previous years.
A new red-alert system implemented at hospitals in Hà Nội to quickly detect and treat at risk patients is already saving lives, online newspaper Vietnamplus reported.
Most people with prediabetes are not aware of the health condition, putting them at high risk of diabetes, health experts warned.
Clinics in communes have improved their healthcare services and facilities to attract more local people and reduce patient overloads at city and province-level hospitals.
Just one third of all kidney dialysis patients nationwide are receiving proper treatment, a health congress held in Hà Nội was told on Saturday.