SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS, MEDICINES, AND MEDICAL FACILITIES IN HANOI

Created: 6/9/1967

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I. THEREREAT SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS IN HANOI WHICH IS EVIDENCEDTHE FACT THAT IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to GET AN APPOINTMENTOCTOR. MOST of the CORCTORS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONE or TWO HOURS DAILY AND THE WAITINGOR APPOINTMENTS IS SOMETIMES WEEKS AND MONTHS DEPENDING ON THE URGENCYNDIVIDUAL CASE. ALL THE VIETNAMESE DOCTORS are FRENCH TRAINED. the FACULTY OF MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HANOI IS STILL IN EXISTENCE ALTHOUGH IT IS non-OPERATIVE. there are six HOSPITALS IN HANOI, FOUR MILITARY and TWO CIVILIAN. THE FRENCH st. PAUL'S and the SOVIET WHICH is, inLINIC LOCATEDILLA

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ADJACENT TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY, COMPRISE THE TWO CIVILIAN HOSPITALS. THE SOVIET 4

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2. THERE IS ONLY ONE PHARMACY IN HANOI WHICHIMITED AMOUNT OF HUNGARIAN, BULGARIAN, CHINESE AND CZECH MANUFACTURED MCDICINES. HOWEVER, THERE JS^AN APPALLING SHORTAGE OF ALL KINOS OF MEDICINES, EVEN IN THE HOSPITALS. ON_THE OTHER HANO, THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF BIRTh CONTROL PILLS AND MEDICINES WHICH ARE GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED, AND THESE COMMODITIES, WHICH ARE OF CZECH AND POLISH MANUFACTURE, ARE IN HEAVY DEMAND.

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