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Hi-tech hotel-hospital opens in capital

Update: January, 09/2012 - 10:13

HA NOI — Well-off patients will have greater examination and treatment options at the newly opened VINMEC international general hospital at the Times City Urban Complex at 458 Minh Khai Street in Ha Noi. The VINGROUP-invested facility will be first hospital in Viet Nam to operate on a hotel-hospital model, providing patients with comfortable living conditions.

Located on a 2.5ha site, the 600-room, 60,000sq.m hospital will have 19 departments with 31 specialities, with intensive support and high-tech units providing high-quality healthcare services for well-off patients.

In honour of the hospital's opening, VINGROUP's Kind Heart Fund donated VND50 billion (US$2.4million) to help the Ministry of Health expand the Oncology Centre of Bach Mai Hospital and build 10 health clinics in remote and isolated areas.

Poor children to be given heart surgery

HCM CITY — Thirty-seven underprivileged children with congenital heart defects will undergo cardiac surgery with the support of Heartbeat Viet Nam, a charity programme of the VinaCapital Foundation. The Viet Nam Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Vina Dai Phuoc Joint Stock Co on Thursday donated US$25,000 and US$12,000, respectively, to the programme, which has has so far provided free operations for nearly 2,700 children.

"There are over 30,000 suffering from heart disease who need cardiac surgery that will give them the chance at a normal life," said Heartbeat Viet Nam. — VNS

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