The HCM City Emergency Centre 115 on Saturday opened a satellite emergency aid station at Xuyên Á General Hospital in Củ Chi District.— Photo nld.com.vn
HCM CITY— The HCM City Emergency Centre 115 on Saturday opened a satellite emergency aid station at Xuyên Á General Hospital in Củ Chi District.
It was the first private hospital to joining the city’s emergency aid system, said Tăng Chí Thượng, deputy director of the city’s Department of Health.
Thượng said he hoped that more satellite emergency aid stations would open at the city’s 40 private hospitals.
The station is equipped with three ambulances fully accoutered with first aid equipment, medicine and medical commodities.
Xuyên Á Hospital’s Emergency Ward receives 120-150 patients a day, said Nguyễn Văn Châu, director of the hospital.
The demand for emergency aid and treatment is on the rise amid increasing traffic accidents and chronic diseases, Châu said.
The station is expected to offer emergency aid to local residents in the city’s northwest gateway region as well as neighbouring provinces.
It is the third emergency aid station. The other two stations are Sài Gòn General Hospital and Bình Tân District Hospital. — VNS