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550-bed hospital to be built in northern province Sơn La

Update: November, 29/2017 - 08:53
Last weekend, the health department of the northern mountainous province Sơn La held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 550-bed general hospital.—  Photo cafeland.vn

SƠN LA — Last weekend, the health department of the northern mountainous province Sơn La held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 550-bed general hospital.

The 9.06ha hospital is located in the Chiềng Sinh ward of the provincial Sơn La city.

The total cost of the project is upwards of VNĐ1.5 trillion (US$66 million), primarily sourced from government bonds.

Sơn La General Hospital features two seven-floor buildings serving as technical facilities and inpatient areas and one four-floor building for medical examinations and outpatient treatment, in addition to several auxiliary buildings.

The hospital campus boasts large areas of green space and other decorations.

The project is expected to be completed and put into use in 2020.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Cầm Ngọc Minh stressed that the hospital would significantly improve treatment in the region.

“The hospital will be an important link in the expanding network of the province’s health care facilities in the region, to timely and efficiently serve people’s healthcare demands,” he said.

VN, Singapore to develop medical waste project

ĐÀ NẴNG — Vietnamese import-export firm NewTech and Singapore’s Wah Lee Tech have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on the construction of a medical waste treatment plant in Việt Nam.

A source from NewTech said that the LoI, which was signed in Singapore on November 26, details plans to build a hazardous medical waste treatment plant with a capacity of 20 tonnes per day.

It said the two sides agreed to establish a joint-venture company, of which the Vietnamese side took a 51 percent share, to develop a plant in HCM City, Hà Nội or Đà Nẵng, and a high-tech service related to waste treatment.

The plant will use updated technology in medical waste treatment without burning, dumping or other polluting measures.

According to the LoI, the two sides will survey the three biggest cities in Vietnam to build the plant on an area of 8,000sq.m. — VNS

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