|The new Chợ Rẫy hospital being in HCM City’s Bình Chánh District, which is being built with ODA loans from Japn, is expected to ease patient overload at the older hospital. VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City-based Chợ Rẫy Hospital and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has signed a Record of Discussion for a project to improve hospital management competency in southern Việt Nam.
The Record of Discussion is signed by Dr Nguyễn Trường Sơn, director of Chợ Rẫy Hospital, and Yasuo Fujita, chief representative of JICA Việt Nam.
The project is expected to improve the provision of health care services at Chợ Rẫy Hospital and the Chợ Rẫy Việt Nam-Japan Friendship Hospital, which is under construction using an ODA loan from Japan.
The project will help provide advanced medical services and health care at the two hospitals to residents in southern Việt Nam.
The hospitals are expected to improve medical services with a focus on patients, enhance measures for infection control at international level and strengthen co-operation among the hospitals in the South.
The project beneficiaries include staff at Chợ Rẫy hospital, Chợ Rẫy Việt Nam-Japan Friendship Hospital in HCM City and related hospitals in the South.
The project is in line with the goals of the Ministry of Health in improving hospital management competency for hospitals in southern Việt Nam.
The Chợ Rẫy Việt Nam-Japan Friendship Hospital was approved last year by former Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, at a cost of about US$287.9 million, using Japanese ODA loans.
Located on a 7-ha area in Bình Chánh District, the 1,000-bed hospital will help ease overload at the existing hospital. — VNS