|A representative of the French IMPE firm hands over medical equipment to Le Quang Vo, director of Can Tho Hospital. — Photo daidoanket.vn
CAN THO (VNS) — The southern Can Tho Province's Can Tho Hospital yesterday received the first batch of modern medical equipment out of more than 3,000 units funded by France's official development assistance (ODA).
The remaining equipment will be delivered between now and April this year.
These machines, such as X-ray machines, CT (computerised tomography) scanners and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, are being supplied by the French IMPE firm.
Le Quang Vo, director of the hospital, said the project started in 2013 with a total investment of 22 million euro (about US$24 million), of which the French government's ODA will give EUR19.5 million (more than $21 million), while the remaining will come from Viet Nam's reciprocal capital.
The equipment would help the hospital to become a key health centre in the Mekong River region, he said.
The 500-bed hospital was built with an investment of VND850 billion (nearly $38 million) and began operations in September 2014. — VNS