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Viet Nam-Germany Hospital gets recognition as special hospital

Update: November, 11/2015 - 16:13

Doctors conduct a surgery at the Viet Nam-Germany Hospital which has been recognised as a special-level hospital. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam-Germany Hospital in Ha Noi yesterday was given recognition as a special-level hospital for its outstanding achievements.

Deputy Minister of Health, Prof. Nguyen Viet Tien said the hospital fulfilled its duties magnificently and made significant progress.

The hospital conducted about 20,000 surgeries annually 10 years ago. Now it conducts more than 42,000 surgeries per year.

The hospital was the first in the country to successfully transplant the liver of a brain-dead patient. It has conducted more than 400 kidney and nine heart transplants.

The hospital was leading in terms of the results of all viscera transplants being conducted in the country, Tien said.

The Viet Nam-Germany Hospital has more than 1,200 sick beds with nearly 1,700 doctors, nurses and other officials.

So far the health ministry has recognised four special-level hospitals, the other three being Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi, Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City, and Hue Central Hospital. — VNS

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