Hanoi hospitals overload as dengue fever breaks out

Each day, Saint Paul hospital in Ba Dinh district and Thanh Nhan hospital in Hai Ba Trung district receive between 200-300 children, many of whom are diagnosed with pneumonia or bronchitis with varying degrees of complications. Nguyen Tho Khao, director of the North Thang Long hospital, said respiratory diseases can become serious and life threatening, especially in infants below three months of age, malnourished babies, or young children with chronic diseases. Cold winds and high humidity cause children vulnerable to lung and throat diseases, according to Dr Khao. Dr Khao added that viruses, including flu, are the main cause of respiratory diseases in children.... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) - Vu Duc Kham, 43, was just coming out of anaesthesia after seven hours of having his lungs washed at the Coal and Mineral Hospital in Hanoi. His lungs were found to be covered with silica after 17 years working underground as a coal miner in the northern province of Quang Ninh. He did not know he contracted silicosis until he underwent a medical check-up at the beginning of this year. “My lung washing liquid looks dark and scary,” he said. According to Le Quang Chung, deputy director of the hospital, the Coal and Mineral Hospital has so far washed out the lungs of more than 2,000 people with silicosis, most of whom are workers in the coal and mineral mining sector. “Silicosis-infected patients cannot recover perfectly from the infection as the result of pulmonary fibrosis. Without proper treatment, the disease might result in complications which reduce patients’ lifespan,” Chung said. Exhausted with burdensome work as a bricklayer for a construction company under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Dinh Thi Hoa, 54, living in Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung district, asked for work leave in 1994. After 19 years working under unusual weather conditions, pollution and constant changes of work locations, she suffers from respiratory symptoms, permanent muscle and bone pain, and sometimes high-blood pressure. Most workers at the company quit their jobs at the age of 40 due to declining health, after 20 years of working, Hoang Thi Duong, a company worker, living in Hai Ba Trung…... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - Hoang Mai District yesterday started groundbreaking ceremony for the project of expanding Tam Trinh Road. Member of the Politburo, Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai; City Council Standing Vice Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan; Fatherland Front City Committee Chairman Vu Hong Khanh; City Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Suu, Nguyen The Hung attended the inauguration ceremony. In the period of 2016 to 2020, Hanoi has 51 key projects with total investment of VND 276,333 billion. The Party Committee, People's Council and People's Committee enhance leadership to speed up progress of the projects, especially in the field of transport. The Municipal People's Committee founded steering committee for key projects in the 2016-2020 period and working group to help the steering committee during implementation of each project, and urged units to enhance progress of the projects. City's authorities proactively cut down time to process administrative procedures and accelerated construction of the works. Since the beginning of 2016, three projects have been approved (O Dong Mac - Nguyen Khoai overpass, Co Linh intersection, expansion of Ring Road 3 for the Mai Dich - Nam Thang Long section). By the end of September, some projects are being implemented on schedule, such as Soc Son Waste Treatment Complex with total investment of VND 969.12 billion; urban railway project (Nhon - Ha Noi Station section) with total investment of VND 32,910 billion, and upgrade of Thanh Nhan Hospital with VND 458 billion. Urgent transport projects are being implemented, such as O Dong Mac - Nguyen Khoai…... [read more]

Two of nine persons who had been rescued from the site of a building collapse at about 3.30am today at No 43 Cua Bac Street in Hanoi have died. Nguyen Van Thanh died at 7.25am on the way to hospital. Nguyen Thi Hang died four hours later. The other seven persons are receiving treatment at the hospital. Initial reports by the Truc Bach Ward Police in Ba Dinh District said the building housed the Nem Xuan Dan Restaurant owned by Tran Anh Tuan, 52, a resident of No 63 Ham Long, Hoan Kiem District in Hanoi. The structure reportedly collapsed because it was very old, and almost did not have a proper foundation. A neighbour, Nguyen Thi Van, living in house number 41, was re-building her old house and had got its foundation dug up, possibly affecting the stability of building number 43. The four storey house gave way while the residents inside were all sleeping. Three first victims of the collapse were pulled out from the house by rescuers including Nguyen Van Thanh who was confirmed dead in Thanh Nhan Hospital, Nguyen Van Quang, Nguyen Thi Thoa. Later rescue team brought more four others including Nguyen Vinh Dua was born in 1983, Tran Van Dan (1986), Nguyen Hong Chien born (1999) and Nguyen Van Thang (1998) out of the collapsed house. The last victim Nguyen Thi Hang was also dead. Over 300 local police, military, and firefighting officers arrived at the scene with dispatch shortly after the collapse. They…... [read more]

One person died while three others were brought to the hospital after a house in Cua Bac Street, located in Ba Dinh District in Hanoi collapsed at around 3:15 am today. The four storey house gave way while the residents inside were all sleeping. Three first victims of the collapse were pulled out from the house by rescuers including Nguyen Van Thanh who was confirmed dead in Thanh Nhan Hospital, Nguyen Van Quang, Nguyen Thi Thoa. Later rescue team brought more four others including Nguyen Vinh Dua was born in 1983, Tran Van Dan (1986), Nguyen Hong Chien born (1999) and Nguyen Van Thang (1998) out of the collapsed house. Over 300 local police, military, and firefighting officers arrived at the scene with dispatch shortly after the collapse. They had to carry each brick and assets in the collapsed house out to find out victims. According to initial investigation is that the house was built over 30 years ago without foundation. It is too old. Moreover, the next house owned by Ms. Van is being renovated, partly causing the tumble. Van was granted a permit for her construction by local authorities. Currently police officers have blocked the house and Cua Bac Street. Further investigation is being carried out. Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung and leaders from the Department of Construction were rushed to the scene to directly instruct search and rescue task. Mr. Chung urged related agencies to check other old houses in the region to issue warning…... [read more]

Photo Di Truc Chien (Guarding the Battlefield) was one of the most famous photos featuring the American War by photographer Mai Nam. — File Photos HA NOI (VNS) — Veteran photographer and journalist Mai Nam, who took hundreds of photos of President Ho Chi Minh and the American War, died on Thursday at the age of 85. Born as Nguyen Huu Thong in 1931 in the northern province of Bac Ninh, he joined the revolution against the French at the age of 14. In 1949, he worked as a youth union staff member at the Viet Bac Revolutionary Base, where he first picked up a camera. He then worked as a journalist at Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper. During the American War, he worked as a war journalist for the newspaper and captured many fierce clashes on the battlefield, including the central province of Quang Tri. His famed photos, including Di Truc Chien (Guarding the Battlefield) and Du Kich (Guerillas) were taken during this time. During the 1960s, he was assigned to take photos of President Ho Chi Minh. He left behind a collection of nearly 200 photos of the president. Mai Nam was awarded the Honorary Member of Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artist and Especial Artist of Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artist. His collection of three photos featuring Vietnamese soldiers during the American War, namely Canh Giac (High Alert), Chay Dau Cho Thoat (No Escape) and Di Truc Chien (Guarding the Battlefield), was awarded the State Prize in…... [read more]

Labour exports off to rip-roaring start The Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) has revealed that Vietnam sent 8,669 guest workers to foreign markets in January, accounting for 9.13% of the target set for the entire year. Taiwan was the nation’s largest export market, receiving 5,136 workers, followed by Japan (1,926), Malaysia (679), Saudi Arabia (437), the Republic of Korea (114), Macao (101) and other markets. In 2015, the DOLAB has set an annual plan to send 100,000 Vietnamese labourers abroad. Supporting disadvantaged children in Tet festival The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans and some other agencies launched a programme in Hanoi on February 4 to help disadvantaged children enjoy a happy spring. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the association said the programme aims to assist orphans and people with disabilities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet). Responding to the programme TH True Milk Joint Stock Company donated 18,000 cups of milk. Olympia high school presented 500 shares of gift and other agencies offered gifts in cash and kind. As scheduled, on February 10, the programme’s organizing board will present gifts to children in northern region, including those in the Thien Phuc Charity Center, the National Hospital of Pediatrics, Thanh Nhan Hospital and the Vietnam Blind Association. Conference calls on partners to support forestry industry This year, the forestry industry will accelerate renovation of the forest management system particularly that of specialized and preventive forests, stop forest…... [read more]

(VOV) - The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans and some other agencies launched a programme in Hanoi on February 4 to help disadvantaged children enjoy a happy spring. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the association said the programme aims to assist orphans and people with disabilities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet). Responding to the programme TH True Milk Joint Stock Company donated 18,000 cups of milk. Olympia high school presented 500 shares of gift and other agencies offered gifts in cash and kind. As scheduled, on February 10, the programme’s organizing board will present gifts to children in northern region, including those in the Thien Phuc Charity Center, the National Hospital of Pediatrics, Thanh Nhan Hospital and the Vietnam Blind Association.... [read more]

(VOV) - The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans and some other agencies launched a programme in Hanoi on February 4 to help disadvantaged children enjoy a happy spring. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the association said the programme aims to assist orphans and people with disabilities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet). Responding to the programme TH True Milk Joint Stock Company donated 18,000 cups of milk. Olympia high school presented 500 shares of gift and other agencies offered gifts in cash and kind. As scheduled, on February 10, the programme’s organizing board will present gifts to children in northern region, including those in the Thien Phuc Charity Center, the National Hospital of Pediatrics, Thanh Nhan Hospital and the Vietnam Blind Association.... [read more]

by Hong Thuy Everybody likes receiving a gift while many enjoy giving a gift because it makes them feel good. Giving also enables the giver to say "thank you" and show respect to the recipient. For Bùui Quang Long, 30, his motive for giving springs from a deep-rooted empathy for disadvantaged groups, as well as the joy and fulfillment he feels whenever he does something good. It has been more than two years since Long and his peers have begun selling rice meals worth VND5,000 (23 US cents) each to migrant labourers and patients in Ha Noi's poorest and most depressed areas. Through this act of giving, they want to show that they care enough to help reduce the burden in life that the disadvantaged are struggling to carry, with their meager wages and their inability to keep up with the rising cost of living. To get involved in the business of charity, Long and other team members at the Ha Noi Volunteer Club have to develop effective lifestyle habits, including waking up early no matter how hot or cold the weather is. They change from night owls to early birds to catch the proverbial worm at a wholesale market, where they buy fresh food. Later, they cook the food, carry out other kitchen chores, pack the food in spill-proof containers and carry them on motorcycles to places where the food is to be sold. Working from a deep sense of sharing with the disadvantaged has motivated them to call…... [read more]




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