Delegates cut the ribbon to open a new medical technique building at the Thái Nguyên National General Hospital in the northern province of Thái Nguyên yesterday. — Photo cand.com.vn
THÁI NGUYÊN – A new medical technique building was unveiled at the Thái Nguyên National General Hospital in the northern province of Thái Nguyên yesterday.
The 15-storey building, covering 1,570 square metres of ground, features 250 beds and accommodates the departments of image analysis, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology, plus operating rooms and the surgical emergency ward.
The inauguration marked the completion of phase I of a project to upgrade the hospital.
The project was approved by the Ministry of Health in 2009 and carried out at a cost of over 498 billion VND (22.4 billion USD) funded through Government bonds.
At the ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said she hopes the new building will improve local healthcare services, helping to ease overloading at hospitals in big cities and reduce patients’ medical expenses.
Following the inauguration, health ministry officials visited patients and planted commemorative trees on the hospital campus. — VNS