A mother communicates with her deaf son as she takes him to a hospital in Hanoi for a health check. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Thanh. After waiting in line for hours to meet a gynaecologist at a hospital in Hanoi, two hearing- and speech-impaired women finally met the doctor. The three used hand signs to try and communicate with each other. The meeting ended within a minute since the doctor and patients could not understand each other and there was no interpreter around. "Hearing and speech-impaired people usually face a great disadvantage when getting health checks at hospitals," Lan Anh, one of the patients, later told VnExpress through an interpreter. "The doctor asked us about our reproductive health, and we could not provide any information because we don’t have any knowledge in that field. When the doctor gives us a prescription, we don’t understand our condition, how to take the medicine, or how the treatment will go." Deaf people have the same need for medical … [Read more...] about Healthcare service stays muted for deaf people
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The new players to the aviation market are also setting eyes on the hugely profitable on-ground airport services. Private-sector competition in on-ground airport services would go a long way towards improving quality Vietnam's aviation market is gathering speed as more and more new players like Vietravel Airlines, Vinpearl Air, and KiteAir are entering the market. Additionally, some airline giants also want to exercise on-ground airport services to improve quality and competitiveness against other players. Recently, Vietjet was seeking permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to provide on-ground services at Noi Bai and Cam Ranh international airports from January 1, 2020. At Noi Bai, the air carrier has 18 aircraft, flying on 15 domestic and 16 international air routes with 150 flights a day on average. The number of aircraft and flights will be higher in the time to come. Vietjet Air's on-ground services will increase the airline’s service … [Read more...] about Promising land of on ground airport services
It made the proposal in a draft of regulations related to the powers and duties of the traffic police that is being drawn up. Vu Do Anh Dung, the head of the ministry's Traffic Police Department, said traffic police officers need guns since drug crimes have escalated in recent times and more criminals are using guns against them when chased on the streets. "Once the proposal is approved, the ministry will analyze the situation to decide what weapons to give the traffic police." Existing regulations allow them to carry guns to shoot rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun batons. Major General Nguyen Mai Bo, member of the National Assembly’s Committee of National Defense and Security, said the traffic police are also police and therefore entitled to use weapons. The Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears makes it clear what kinds of weapon the police could use, and the ministry would decide what they would, he said. "It is regulated clearly in what situations … [Read more...] about Vietnamese traffic police could get guns soon
Hi Meredith, I'll make things short and quick. I was in a stagnant relationship for two years with a man who put up walls and strung me along, and I kept letting it happen. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore. Four months ago, it ended, finally, but it felt like it was over long before there was an official breakup. Within one month of really disconnecting from this ex (blocking him, etc.), I met a man – a wonderful man, who is communicative, inspiring, funny, and respectful. In some ways, based on interests, he is almost like the male version of me. We click in so many ways. I'm spending a ton of time with him and I want to see him even more. I loved my ex. I still love him because deep down, inside what could be an awful shell, he is a good man. Just not the man for me. That's why it's so surprising that I've completely fallen for this new man and can't fight it – and don't want to. I want something to be wrong, because I'm so smitten. Is it too soon to be this … [Read more...] about Is it too soon to be this smitten?
California voters could decide next year whether to create new county courts to steer homeless people into mental health and drug addiction treatment programs.A ballot measure proposed Thursday by former Assemblyman Mike Gatto aims to provide services to people who commit crimes like defecating in public or using drugs.It would need signoff from roughly 620,000 Californians to make it onto the ballot. As of now, Gatto has no large donors willing to bankroll a signature collection campaign.His proposal comes as California is in the throes of a worsening homeless crisis, with a growing number of people living on the streets in cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. He proposes paying for it by tapping a tax on millionaires approved by voters in 2004. … [Read more...] about California voters may be asked to steer homeless to services