Vietnam sets health goals for 2050

Vietnam sets health goals for 2050

The document, approved by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, covers regional, inter-provincial and inter-sectoral health facility systems that meet various needs, including medical examinations and treatment, preventive and reproductive public health, and rehabilitation, among others.

According to the master plan, the most important goals for 2025 include the availability of 33 hospital beds, 15 doctors, 3.4 pharmacists and 25 nurses per 10,000 inhabitants; By 2030, the number is expected to increase to 35, 19, four and 33, respectively.

When it comes to hospital beds, according to the text reviewed by the VNA news agency, the private sector accounts for 15 percent of the total.

The vision is to build a number of modern international-level healthcare facilities by 2050 and turn the domestic pharmaceutical industry into a center for high-quality production.

In addition, up to 45 hospital beds, 35 doctors, 4.5 pharmacists and 90 nurses per 10,000 inhabitants are to be created and private participation in the management of hospital beds is to be increased by up to 25 percent.

Vietnam currently has 12.5 doctors and 32 hospital beds per 10,000 people.