Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The new HCM City’s Paediatrics Hospital in Bình Chánh District began functioning on Monday.
The emergency and examination wards are up and received nearly 50 patients on the first day.
Nguyễn Thị Hà My of the district’s Tân Kiên Commune said she was on the way to the Paediatrics Hospital 1 with her daughter when she saw the new hospital and dropped by.
“From now I do not need to go to the Paediatrics Hospital 1, which is far from my home. That hospital is overcrowded.”
Lê Minh Hải of the district’s Hưng Long Commune said the new hospital is very spacious and clean and its doctors are as good as at the other two paediatrics hospitals.
They were very friendly and ready to answer his questions about his child’s illness, he said.
Dr Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà, the hospital’s deputy director, said there are 25 examination rooms for ailments related to the eyes, ear-nose-throat, respiration and more.
The hospital has 100 doctors, three ambulances and 20 beds for emergency cases and a similar number for inpatients, she said.
It expects to receive 1,000-2,000 patients a day, reducing the overcrowding at the city’s two existing paediatrics hospitals, she said.
The emergency and examination wards have been opened early to test their operations ahead of the hospital’s formal opening in April.
The 10ha facility will then have more than 50 examination rooms, 1,000 beds, and more than 200 doctors who trained at the two paediatrics hospitals for the last three years.
Hà said a booth to guide people with government medical insurance would be set up at the hospital. —VNS