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National Cancer Hospital opens low-cost hostel

Update: February, 28/2017 - 15:36
Delegates open a new facility providing 240 low-cost beds for patients and their families at the National Cancer Hospital’s Tân Triều branch in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
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HÀ NỘI — The National Cancer Hospital opened a 240-bed low-cost hostel for its patients and their family members at its Tân Triều branch in a ceremony held on Monday.

“The facility will provide low-cost accommodation for needy patients and their family members and will help them save money during their stay for treatment at the hospital,” Health Minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said during the opening ceremony.

“The facility aims to provide comfortable accommodation for the patients and their families. It will also help improve hygiene and reduce the congestion at the hospital, said hospital director Trần Văn Thuấn.

Inside a low-cost room for poor patients and their families at the Tân Triều branch of the National Cancer Hospital. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

The hospital also undertook a series of 15 measures and successfully implemented advanced techniques to improve patient’s examination and treatment and satisfaction.

The facility was built with an investment of nearly VNĐ3 billion (US$133,000) funded by Thai CP Group, in response to the call to support needy patients by Health Minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến.

According to the National Institute for Cancer Control, more than 160,000 new cancer patients are detected every year. There are 115,000 cancer deaths every year.— VNS

 

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