Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình and leading Vietnamese and Japanese health officials attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Health Evaluation and Promotion Centre at Chợ Rẫy Hospital. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City in coordination with Japan’s International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) on October 14 opened the Health Evaluation and Promotion Centre (HECI) at Chợ Rẫy Hospital.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The centre, the first of its kind in the country, with state-of-the-art Japanese medical technology, offers a wide range of premium-quality health care packages to help people stay free of lifestyle-related diseases, said Assoc Prof Nguyễn Trường Sơn, director of Chợ Rẫy Hospital.
With collaboration from leading Japanese medical professionals, the centre provides Japanese-style high-quality health services and examinations known as the “Ningen Dock” for local people and foreigners, especially Japanese expats living in Việt Nam, Sơn said.
“Ningen Dock” is a comprehensive screening that is very popular in Japan, and can help discover cancer in its early stages and prevent lifestyle-related diseases.
Japanese radiologists and pathologists based at IUHW Mita Hospital and IUHW Narita Campus will work with doctors at the centre via remote medical diagnostic systems to ensure reliable reports and accurate results.
Kuninori Takagi, chairman of IUHW, said his university and Chợ Rẫy Hospital in Việt Nam had cooperated in professional exchange and human resource training over the past 23 years.
The centre will help local people access high-quality health check services and exams with medical assistance from leading Japanese physicians, Takagi said.
The best way to prevent disease is early detection through health checks, he said.
IUHW is Japan’s first comprehensive university of health and welfare with the objective of developing health and welfare specialists.
Nguyễn Viết Tiến, Deputy Minister of Health, said that comprehensive screening with advanced technology is vital to help prevent disease, and that it should be expanded in major cities in Việt Nam. — VNS