Representatives of the Ministry of Health and local administration at the groundbreaking ceremony. — VNA/VNS Photo
NGHỆ AN (VNS) — The ground-breaking ceremony for the second-phase construction of Nghệ An Friendship General Hospital was held on Sunday by the provincial people’s committee and the Technical Construction and Building Materials Joint-Stock Company.
The VNĐ1.3-trillion (US$58.3 million) hospital will have an additional 600 beds and it will be able to treat an estimated 1,500 patients daily.
The construction is scheduled to be finished by the second quarter of 2018.
The hospital has been built under a public-private partnership (PPP) model, following Resolution No 93/NQ-CP, issued in 2014 by the government.
In the first phase, the hospital opened in October 2014 with 1,000 beds, to meet the increasing number of patients from the province and nearby localities. — VNS