|Doctors perform a heart surgery in Can Tho City. — VNA/VNS Photo
CAN THO (VNS) — Heart patients in the Mekong Delta will no longer have to travel to Ho Chi Minh City to undergo cardiac procedures or surgeries.
The southern Can Tho City has just opened a heart hospital to serve both local and regional needs.
The new hospital will provide checks and treatment for cardiovascular disease to people of Can Tho City and other provinces in the Mekong Delta, in order to reduce patient overload and help people save travel costs.
Currently, the Mekong Delta has only one cardiac hospital, located in An Giang Province. However, the hospital can serve only local patients.
The patients in other provinces and cities have to get checks-ups and treatment in the cardiology divisions of local hospitals.
However, none of the regional hospitals or medical centres can perform cardiology intervention or cardiovascular surgeries. Therefore, patients have to go to Ho Chi Minh City for more specialised procedures.
According to statistics from Can Tho General Hospital, its cardiology division receives at least 100 to 135 patients daily, leading to patient overload.
The new hospital has 50 beds and 10 divisions, including three function rooms, a clinic, an intensive care unit and an anti-toxic department, besides a cardiology division, a functional exploration area, a testing unit and diagnostic imaging and infection control divisions. — VNS