Patients use chairs for IV procedures at Chợ Rẫy Hospital. — Photo Courtesy of the Chợ Rẫy Hospital
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A unit for out-patient cancer treatment at Chợ Rẫy Hospital, the largest public hospital in southern Việt Nam, has been given 85 chairs for intravenous procedures related to cancer treatment which should help patients feel more comfortable during the process.
Associate Professor Dr Nguyễn Trường Sơn, the hospital’s head, said that the hospital in 2012 set up the special unit to reduce the overcrowding of patients staying at the hospital to receive chemotherapy, because the hospital is often the first choice for patients with serious diseases in the southern region.
The unit treats nearly 11,000 people on an out-patient basis at the hospital’s Hematology and Oncology Ward every year.
The chairs were presented by Johnson & Johnson Company. — VNS