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Central city to build new $300m paediatric hospital

Update: October, 18/2017 - 09:00
Doctors at the Đà Nẵng City Paediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital. The city plans to build a new international- standard paediatrics hospital. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng has proposed building a world-class paediatric hospital in Cẩm Lệ District, with an estimated price tag of US$300 million.

Ngô Thị Kim Yến, director of the city’s heath department, said the city urged the ministry of health to begin construction of the high-tech paediatrics hospital to serve people in the central and Central Highlands region.

Yến said the establishment of a new paediatrics hospital would ease overcrowding at the city’s Paediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital. Opened in 2012 and designed to hold 600 beds, the hospital now operates with more than 1,600.

The city plans to designate land for the development of the new hospital in the newly launched Hòa Xuân Eco-Urban Area.

According to the central paediatrics hospital, retired doctors and professors from Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic and other developed countries will be invited to work at the hospital and provide training courses for young staff.

The city and the ministry will also call for private sector investment in high-quality medical services in the region.

Đà Nẵng currently has 11 hospitals with 1,000 doctors and more than 620 consulting rooms and medical care centres.— VNS

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