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Health Emergencies in Vietnam – What to Do?

No matter where we are and what we do, health is always our top priority, especially in this pandemic. Though most people have put COVID-19 in the past and Vietnam no longer requires testing and quarantine, don’t stop reading, as our blog will provide you with must-know information about health emergencies in Vietnam and tips on staying healthy in Vietnam.

An Overview of Health Emergencies in Vietnam

A health emergency is a situation that is, based on advice from a medical professional or a notice from a public health authority, people in an area are or may be exposed to danger from disease, virus, or other agents that may be detrimental to human health.

If you own a phone number in Vietnam, you also receive many messages from the Ministry of Health, providing steps to protect yourself and places you should not go. It is clear that health emergencies in Vietnam are now under reasonable control, and you can have faith in the government.

Who to Call In Case of Health Emergencies in Vietnam

Apart from the ambulance’s emergency number (115), there are many emergency hotlines that you can call for advice and support.

You can call the Ministry of Health via 1900 3228 or 1900 9095. The telephone charge is free. Otherwise, you can contact the hotline of 22 hospitals below:

In the North

  • Bach Mai Hospital: 096 985 1616
  • Central Tropical Hospital: 096 924 1616
  • Hospital E: 091 216 8887
  • Central Children’s Hospital: 037 288 4712
  • Central Lung Hospital: 096 794 1616
  • Hanoi Saint Paul Hospital: 090 413 8502 (Associate Professor, Doctor Tran Ngoc Son)
  • Vinmec Hanoi Hospital: 093 447 2768
  • Uong Bi Vietnam – Sweden Hospital: 096 668 1313
  • Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital: 091 339 4495
  • Thai Binh Provincial Hospital: 098 950 6515
  • Lang Son Provincial Hospital: 039 680 2226

In Central Vietnam

  • Hue Central Hospital: 096 530 1212
  • Danang Hospital: 090 358 3881
  • Khanh Hoa Tropical Hospital: 091 346 4257
  • Khanh Hoa Provincial Hospital: 096 537 1515

In the South

  • Cho Ray Hospital: 096 987 1010
  • Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases: 096 734 1010
  • Children’s Hospital 1: 1900 2249 – 091 311 7965
  • Children’s Hospital 2: 079 842 9841
  • Can Tho Central General Hospital: 090 773 6736
  • Dong Nai General Hospital: 081 963 4807

See also: An Overview of Healthcare in Vietnam

What to Do In Case of Health Emergencies in Vietnam

“Prevention is better than cure”—we bet you have heard this sentence before, but we rarely think and act accordingly. For instance, you may experience sleep deprivation or tiredness, but you tend to forget them as soon as you feel energetic and healthy again. However, COVID-19 has reminded people about the costly price to pay if they do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, so let’s look at some ways to protect you and your family.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting a public area or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze

Summary of Health Emergencies in Vietnam

Staying healthy during a trip is a mundane yet critical task! We know you would like to discover the S-shaped country and immerse yourself in its vibrancy, so don’t let poor health affect the fun.

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