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Hospitals unsure on payment for malpractice victims

After fatal medical error, the anguish of victims and their families often drags on because of a lack of specific regulations to determine the appropriate compensation for medical malpractice. Take, for example, a recent case in the northern province of Hòa Bình. On May 29, 18 patients underwent kidney dialysis …

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Inspection on Đà Nẵng’s projects begins

The Government Inspectorate of Việt Nam (GIV) will begin inspection on the controversial Đa Phước International Urban project, along with all investment and construction projects on the protected Sơn Trà Peninsula. The inspection will consider land use and land management practices and forest and environmental protection on the peninsula, 10km …

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Embassy requests help for Vietnamese fire victims in Russia

The Việt Nam Embassy in Russia is appealing for help for Vietnamese victims of the fire that occurred last Saturday at the Mir shopping centre on the Avenue of Victory, Orenburg City, Russia, also known as “the mall of Vietnamese”. The fire destroyed the entire 4,300sq.m shopping centre. No casualties …

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Security lax at radio-active installations

Mismanagement has led to an increase in dangerous incidents involving radio-active materials in Việt Nam, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Phạm Công Tạc. There were about 4,000 radio-active materials being used in 1,100 locations in Việt Nam at the end of last year, the deputy minister said at …

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PM agrees on assistance for marine tradegy-affected provinces

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Thursday directed the relevant ministries to handle the seafood products inventories in four provinces affected by the 2016 Formosa toxic spill. The newly-released decision regulates compensation made to the four central provinces, including Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên – Huế. …

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Cold weather forecast in the north from Thursday

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting reported that cold air would start affecting the northern provinces from Thursday afternoon. The centre also reported that the air would become stronger and affect central and south central coast provinces from tomorrow. Due to the influence of cold air, from Thursday afternoon, northeast …

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Hà Nội street usage fees come under fire

A number of agencies and district-level authorities in Hà Nội have proposed a reconsideration of the increase in street and pavement usage fees. They say it is too high in comparison with the current rate. According to a proposal of Hà Nội’s People’s Committee, the new rate of street and …

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Teachers seek assistance for flooded school

Damrey, the twelfth typhoon that hit Việt Nam this year, struck Hà Thuận Village more than a month ago, but the roads to it in Duy Vinh Commune are still deep in mud. And the commune’s Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm Junior Secondary School in Duy Xuyên District is still a water-logged …

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Traffic jams blight east HCM City

Roads in HCM City’s east are now congested since there has been a surge in the number of vehicles there while work on new roads and bridges is tardy or stalled due to lack of funds. People living in districts 2, 9 and Thủ Đức (eastern part of HCM City) …

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