|Mỹ Mỹ Trades and Services Co. Ltd. on April 8 began construction of the American International Hospital (AIH) in HCM City’s District 2, the country’s first American-standard hospital. |Viet Nam News -
HCM CITY — Mỹ Mỹ Trades and Services Co. Ltd. yesterday began construction of the American International Hospital (AIH) in HCM City’s District 2, the country’s first American-standard hospital.
The 150-bed hospital is equipped with international-standard facilities and medical equipment and designed under Joint Commission International certification, the world’s leading accreditation in healthcare services quality evaluation.
It will be staffed by doctors from the US along with Vietnamese doctors who have been trained overseas.
Speaking at the construction commencement ceremony, Nguyễn Tấn Bỉnh, director of the city’s Department of Health, said that development of grass-root healthcare systems as well as primary healthcare services were among the priorities of the health sector.
Private investment and private-public partnerships were vital for the development of high quality healthcare services with advanced techniques in diagnosis and treatment, all of which requires huge capital, Bỉnh said.
Private hospitals of an international standard were essential for the development of international health insurance for expatriates, he added.
The city has only two private hospitals that accept international health insurance.
The AIH is expected to be put into operation in March 2018. — VNS