Over 300,000 foreigners get medical treatment in VN in 2018
12:17 | 10/01/2019

VGP – About 300,000 foreigners received medical treatment in Vietnamese hospitals in 2018, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. 

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Minister Tien made the announcement at a press briefing on medical achievements on January 9.

According to Minister Tien, healthcare service quality made big leaps forward in 2018. A large number of medical facilities and hospitals mastered advance techniques. 

Statistics showed that in 2018 about 300,000 foreign patients were treated at Vietnamese hospitals including 500,000 inpatients. The patients were overseas Vietnamese people, Lao and Cambodian people, and foreigners who are living in Viet Nam. 

Foreign patients usually prefer technical services namely dental implant, cardiovascular interventions, cosmetic surgery, and some surgical diseases. 

Minister Tien said that foreign patients selected Viet Nam for good quality and cheaper fees in comparison with foreign ones. 

In the coming time, Minister Tien hopes that Viet Nam would be able to build modern healthcare facilitates which would serve domestic patients so that they would no be suffered from expensive services in foreign countries./.

By Kim Loan 

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