Viet Nam News
LONG AN — Construction work on a new 1,000-bed hospital in Đức Hòa District in the southern province of Long An has started.
The Xuyên Á General Hospital will have a total area of 110,000sq.m, 10 floors, and different wards such as those for patients undergoing treatment for cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Speaking at the ceremony, former President Trương Tấn Sang said the construction of the hospital was important as Đức Hòa District currently has only one hospital, with 200 beds. Rapid industrialisation has brought people from different localities to the area, increasing the demand for health care and medical test facilities, Sang said.
“Building a new hospital will not only resolve the demand but will also create a medical system that will reduce overcrowding in hospitals in major cities such as Hà Nội and HCM City,” he said.
Health care in HCM City has seen significant improvement in recent years, but the city’s medical infrastructure still encounters plenty of difficulties. These problems affect the quality of health care and treatment, Sang said.
The Ministry of Health has set a target of 26 sick beds per 10,000 people for 2018. With more than 700,000 residents in the district and neighbouring areas, the local medical sector needs 1,820 sick beds to meet this demand.
Xuyên Á General Hospital Director Nguyễn Văn Châu said the hospital would supply high-quality medical services and modern treatment methods for the same prices as other State hospitals in the province.
This would give local residents access to high-quality medical services and create equality in health care, he said.
The hospital is scheduled to commence operations in 2020. — VNS