|HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No 2 opens a new seven-storey building yesterday to reduce overcrowding. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY —HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No 2 yesterday opened a new seven-storey building with total area of 15,600sq.m and 100 rooms for health examinations.
The rooms are dedicated to specialities such as nutrition, psychology and physical therapy and emergency aid as well as outpatient treatment.
The new building has helped reduce overcrowding at the hospital, according to Hà Mạnh Tuấn, the hospital’s head.
The building will be used for training in outpatient treatment and family doctors’ practice, international co-operation, research and emergency aid.
The hospital was built with 500 beds in 1987. The number of patients has increased to an average of 5,000 turns per day and, on some days, to 7,500.
Dr Nguyễn Tấn Bỉnh, head of the city’s Department of Health, said the city planned to develop its paediatrics hospitals as a leading centre for the field in the region by 2020. — VNS