|The ground-breaking ceremony for the first cardiology centre in Da Nang. — Photo nhandan.com.vn
DA NANG (VNS) — The central city started the construction of a VND236 billion (US$11.23 million) cardiology centre yesterday.
The 10-storey centre, located at Da Nang Hospital, covers an area of 3,560sq.m on Hai Phong Street, and has 200 beds.
The hospital is scheduled to open in 2017.
It will be the city's first cardiology hospital, and will provide cardiovascular examination, treatment and surgeries for patients in the city and the central and Central Highland provinces.
Most cardiovascular patients in the central region are currently sent to Hue General Hospital – the only premium cardiology centre in the region – for treatment or surgery.
A survey of 1,000 people in Da Nang showed that about 450 of them had high blood pressure during health checkups at local health centres.
The central also launched the ‘Know Your Number' campaign, which aims to address the high rates of undiagnosed hypertension in adults over the age of 40. — VNS