First-grade hospitals in the country are undertaking many activities for standardisation and quality control of medical laboratories to be able to share medical test results with each other.
Nguyễn Thị Lụa, 54, a homemaker in Hà Nội, was detected with leukaemia at Saint Paul Hospital where she had registered for a check-up, funded by health insurance.
Japan and Việt Nam have signed an agreement on a technical co-operation project to improve the network of medical laboratories in Việt Nam.
Some 448 million medical tests are done in the country each year, but only a third of the country’s health facilities subject their tests to external quality assessments (EQAs).
More hospitals in Việt Nam have received ISO 15189:2012 certification after showing progress in management and ensuring quality in testing processes.