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Bribery rampant at bus stations in HCM City


Nine officials from a public transport operation centre in HCM City were suspended for 15 days after a report published on Thanh Niên (Young people) newspaper on Wednesday claimed they were corrupt. A bus attendant is seen giving money to officials at Miền Đông Bus Station on November 4. — Photo: In an urgent ... Read More »

HCM City: Couple uses child to beg for drugs money, detained


Police on Thursday confirmed they have detained a couple in HCM City who allegedly used a child to beg for money to buy drugs. Photo captured from a clip showing a woman holding a sleeping girl in her arms begs for money at the gate of the Children’s Hospital No 2 in District 1, HCM City. — Video clip ... Read More »

Sex change process too costly for Vietnamese


Many people have used illegal services or sub-standard hormones because the cost for overseas sex reassignment surgery is too costly in Vietnam. Laws on sex changes discussed at a conference held by the Ministry of Health in Hanoi on November 17 The problem was discussed at a conference about laws on sex changes held by the Ministry of Health on ... Read More »

HCM City lacks elderly care facilities


An ageing population is posing mounting challenges to providing care for elderly people in Vietnam. However, in a country where most families look after old parents in their own homes, the idea of a ‘nursing home’ or geriatric centre remains an alien concept. Ho Chi Minh, the bustling economic centre of Vietnam, is not an exemption to the rule, leading ... Read More »

New pension plan to affect men and women


VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Luong Son, deputy director general of Viet Nam Social Security tells the that women don’t have to worry about lower benefits under new pension calculations starting January 1, 2018. Pham Luong Son What are some of the main changes in the ways pension will be calculated from January 1, 2018? Under clause 2 of Article ... Read More »

Hanoi considers raising increased road rental fees


Hanoi authorities have considered tripling pavement rental fees in order to restrict private vehicles and reduce pavement violations.  Many pavements and roadbeds in Hanoi used as parking lots The move is aimed to contribute to raising the city’s budget revenues and also encourage the construction of smart parking lots. Under the proposal of the Hanoi People’s Committee, the pavement and ... Read More »

Pharma drugs in the spotlight again


The Ministry of Public Security has announced that it is widening investigation into different problems related to a batch of cancer drugs called H-Capita (500mg). VN Pharma former chairman and general director is Nguyen Minh Hung at the court.— Photo The ministry also announced on Wednesday that it is examining the responsibility of the Drug Administration of Việt Nam ... Read More »

HCM City hospital performs 1st ever blood stem cell transplant from unrelated donor

The HCM City Blood Transfusion Haematology Hospital on Thursday successfully performed the country’s first ever peripheral blood stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor. The HCM City Blood Transfusion Haematology Hospital announces to the media that it recently performed the country’s first peripheral blood stem cell transplant using stem cells from an unrelated donor. — Source Dr Phù Chí ... Read More »

Vietnamese researchers win prestigious 2017 Newton Prize


Two Vietnamese researchers on November 16 were awarded the 2017 Newton Prize Vietnam for their project “Building a Foundation for Sustainable Development: Networked Societies for the Cities of Tomorrow” that addresses communicating during disasters. Vietnamese researchers are awarded the 2017 Newton Prize Dr. Trung Duong from the School of Electronics at Queen’s University Belfast, the UK and Dr Vo Nguyen-Son ... Read More »