|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attends a ceremony to inaugurate a hi-tech treatment centre at the Thong Nhat hospital in HCM City yesterday. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — A ceremony was held yesterday to inaugurate a hi-tech treatment centre at the Thong Nhat hospital in HCM City.
The centre is part of the first phase of a project to upgrade the hospital, aiming to make it a leading health-care institution in the region.
In addition, two buildings have been built with new examination rooms and 500 more beds at a total cost of more than VND493 billion (US$23 million), raising the hospital's capacity to 1,200 beds.
Attending the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung praised the efforts of hospital staff to ensure medical treatment for southern residents during the past 40 years.
He also urged the health sector and localities to work harder to ease patient overload at big hospitals, in tandem with enhancing service quality by improving facilities and improving staff capabilities.
The Director of Thong Nhat Hospital, Dr. Nguyen Duc Cong, said the hospital had treated many complicated cases that required the application of hi-technology.
He said it was the leading geriatric centre in south Viet Nam, adding that in the time ahead, the hospital would continue to upgrade the main building and build new facilities for heart-vascular diseases and geriatrics. — VNS