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115 emergency aid centre faces personnel, ambulance shortage

115 emergency aid centre faces personnel, ambulance shortage

HCM City has a 115 emergency aid centre and 24 satellite stations throughout the city, but a shortage of personnel and ambulances has seriously affected the quality of service.

Police posts to be set up at hospital to prevent assaults at hospitals

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked the police to intensify their presence at hospitals by setting up police posts to ensure the safety of health workers following a rise in the number of hospital assaults.

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Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

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Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

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HCM City apartments face fire risks

HCM City fire prevention police have announced a list of apartment buildings which have failed to meet fire safety requirements or have failed to be checked for fire safety system before being put into operation.

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HCM City lacks mental health resources

About 16% of HCM City population have mental problems while the city lacks facilities for the patients.

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Indonesia's bootleg booze death toll climbs to 90

Indonesia's deadliest bootleg liquor crisis in years has killed at least 90 people, authorities said Tuesday, prompting one region to declare a state of emergency.

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Artist runs free flute classes in Hanoi

An artist in Hanoi has been operating a free flute class for seven years.

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