|HCM City’s Party Committee Secretary Đinh La Thăng visited Chợ Rẫy Hospital on Wednesday to offer Tết (Lunar New Year) greetings. — Photo Phương Vy|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— HCM City authorities have asked Chợ Rẫy Hospital, the major hospital in the southern region, to build new medical facilities and satellite hospitals to reduce severe patient overloading at city hospitals.
City Party Committee Secretary Đinh La Thăng said the hospital should be the pioneer in adopting new medical technologies and improve the quality of examinations and treatment.
He spoke on Wednesday during a visit to the hospital on the occasion of Tết (Lunar New Year).
Thăng asked the hospital to apply public-private partnerships to upgrade infrastructure and buy advanced medical equipment and technologies.
The top-tier hospital, he said, should also provide favorable conditions for medical students to practise as well as transfer advanced medical techniques to doctors at provincial hospitals.
He praised the hospital’s achievements and its support for disadvantaged patients over the last year.
Last year, the hospital provided health check-ups and treatment for 1.4 million patients, including many patients with rare and serious diseases, said Nguyễn Trường Sơn, director of the hospital.
The hospital performed its 500th kidney transplant operation last year.
Doctors at the hospitals conducted hundreds of scientific research studies over the period.
The hospital earmarked more than VNĐ11 billion (US$490,000) to assist poor patients and families covered under the Government’s preferential policies, Sơn added. —VNS