Việt Nam is facing an uphill battle to control tuberculosis (TB), with about 174,000 people in the country contracting the disease each year and 13,000 fatalities.
The trade of unborn babies to China and illegal surrogacy have become a serious problem in northern mountainous provinces.
Around 60 per cent of people who have contracted TB have already been detected, according to estimates from the HCM City Health Association.
Việt Nam and Cambodia have issued a joint statement on the occasion of the Việt Nam visit by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen from October 4-5 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
Crimes related to drug dealing and trafficking had been on the rise in HCM City in recent years, said Đinh Thanh Nhàn, deputy head of HCMC Police.