HANOI / WAM
Thanks to significant achievements in medicine, increasing quality, and reasonable costs of medical examination and treatment services, Vietnam’s healthcare establishments are seeing rising numbers of foreign patients arrive at their doors, including those from developed countries such as the US and Canada.
According to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), hospitals in Vietnam have successfully treated foreign patients many times. Recently, a Cambodian underwent a spine endoscopy surgery at Duc Giang General Hospital, and 24 hours after surgery, the patient was able to move independently without any pain. In early December, doctors at Saint Paul General Hospital in Hanoi successfully treated a 4-year-old Australian girl diagnosed with a common bile duct cyst. The patient was treated after a single-hole laparoscopic surgery through the navel, which only Vietnam and China routinely perform.
Dr Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Department for Medical Examination and Treatment under the Ministry of Health (MoH), has noted that in recent years, the development of medical techniques has attracted many overseas Vietnamese people to come back to the country for medical treatment. Several major hospitals in Vietnam have recently attracted many foreign patients for medical check-ups and treatments.
Vietnamese doctors have attained high professional qualifications through systematic training and succeeded in mastering many high-level treatment techniques such as using robotics, endoscopic surgery, and organ transplants. He added that one of the strengths of the domestic healthcare system is its lower costs compared to those in other countries with the same quality.