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Vietnam Public Health
A number of the larger cities have western style medical facilities with international and local staff. Some other hospitals in major Vietnamese  cities have “Benh Vien” – wards which are equipped with reasonably up-to-date medical technology and physicians who are both knowledgeable and skilled.

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Vietnam Public Health

Most hospitals and medical facilities will require either a deposit, or payment up front. Those in major cities may accept credit cards, but others may insist on cash. They will not all recognize foreign medical insurance. It is advisable to check your own travel insurance carefully before you leave to confirm what you may be able to claim on your return.

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Vietnam Public Health

Ambulances are not equipped with sophisticated technology, and seriously ill visitors are recommended to take a taxi to the nearest facility rather than wait for an ambulance. Facilities in rural areas may be limited.

After the country became reunion  in 1975 the Vietnamese  government put the emphasis of medical work on the rural health services, disease prevention and health care and giving a boost to traditional Vietnamese  medicine. However between 1976 until 1986 It was very difficult time for medication situation in Vietnam.

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Vietnam Public Health

Medication now is supplied free for ethnic minorities people in the mountain region. But normally those are the basic one. The complicated treat always need to be in the main town or major city like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam Public Health

The technical level of public health has improved greatly, and the management and supervision of medical work have been strengthened. An urban and rural medical insurance system combining state planning and fee paying has been established. Traditional Vietnamese  medicine and Western medicine have been promoted simultaneously.

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