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Kiên Giang builds five new hospitals, worth over $250m

Update: November, 28/2016 - 10:32
The southern province of Kiên Giang is building five provincial-level hospitals, with a total investment capital of over VNĐ5.5 trillion (US$250 million). — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Minh

KIÊN GIANG – The southern province of Kiên Giang is building five provincial-level hospitals, with a total investment capital of over VNĐ5.5 trillion (US$250 million).

The facilities consist of a 1,200-bed general hospital, a 200-bed tuberculosis hospital, a 400-bed cancer hospital, a 100-bed psychiatry hospital, and a 400-bed obstetrics and paediatrics hospital.

According to the provincial Department of Health, once operational the hospitals will markedly help reduce the current overload from the current 24.4 beds per 10,000 people to 26 beds by 2020.

Kiên Giang is short of 600 doctors to meet the target of nine doctors for every 10,000 people in 2020. — VNS

 

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