A 10-year-old boy who suffered from multiple organ failure after contracting dengue fever has been discharged from the hospital after a more than month-long recovery period, according to the HCM City Paediatrics Hospital.
Hospitals in the country have been instructed to ensure health exams and treatment for insured patients as fees for 70 healthcare services will fall on July 15 under a newly issued circular, according to Deputy Minister of Health Phạm Lê Tuấn.
The HCM City Medical Tourism Guide with basic information about travel and healthcare in the city was released on May 23.
The number of chickenpox cases in the south has been on the rise, with many newborn babies getting infected, doctors said.
The HCM City health sector is focused on increasing the number of doctors and hospital beds per 10,000 population to 18 and 42 this year, a health official said.
Doctors at HCM City Paediatrics Hospital 1 have performed surgery to remove a large tumour extending from the neck to the abdomen of a 20-day-old female infant.
The HCM City Department of Health plans to develop specialised hospitals with advanced techniques to meet increased demand for health examination and treatment of local residents and foreigners.
The recently opened HCM City Paediatrics Hospital in the outlying district of Bình Chánh will begin inpatient examination and treatment when it inaugurates its new building on August 1, according to the city Department of Health.
More doctors at hospitals in provinces and districts throughout the country will receive training courses on treatment of dengue fever, as the number of cases has increased since the end of May and overcrowding continues at city and central-level hospitals.