|A doctor checks X-Ray tests of patients at Việt Đức Hospital. Photo suckhoedoisong.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Đức Hospital has resumed surgeries following a two-week suspension of elective surgeries due to a shortage of medical supplies, according to its director Trần Bình Giang.
The new regulations and policies on management and procurement of medical supplies issued recently helped to remove the bottlenecks and difficulties for the hospital in procurement and bidding, Giang said.
A doctor of the hospital said after the suspension, his department resumed operations on Wednesday for 20 patients.
Both patients and doctors feel relieved and can rest assured now, the doctor said.
Việt Đức Hospital, the primary surgical centre in northern Việt Nam that conducts an average 80,000 surgeries a year, announced the suspension of all elective surgeries from March 1 due to medical supply shortage triggered by cumbersome regulatory requirements.
Many other hospitals also saw easier procurement of medical supplies after new regulations were issued, according to the Ministry of Health. — VNS