Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— The HCM City Department of Health has asked the city People’s Council to order Bình Chánh District to speed up compensation and site clearance procedures so that new medical facilities can be built in the area.
The new facilities are being built for various hospitals, including Phạm Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine and its practice hospital, Bình Dân Hospital, Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital, Hospital for Trauma and Orthopaedics, and others.
Bình Chánh District has handed over an additional area of 2,568sq.m, increasing the total area for the new facility belonging to the Hospital for Trauma and Orthopaedics to 27,851sq.m.
The new facility, which will have 500 beds, needs 50,080sq.m in Bình Hưng Commune. Its estimated total capital is VNĐ1.7 billion (nearly US$76,000).
The project was approved by the then Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng in 2010, and in 2016, the department said that it would begin construction in the second quarter of 2017.
At that time, construction of a new facility and practice hospital for Phạm Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine was also supposed to begin on 12.7ha in the Tân Kiên medical cluster in Bình Chánh District.
Ground clearance and compensation, however, have not been completed, Nguyễn Tấn Bỉnh, the department’s director, told the People’s Council in recent meetings.
The two projects are part of overall health sector planning to 2020.
To reduce overcrowding, the department has instructed An Bình and Sài Gòn hospitals to temporarily become satellite hospitals for the Hospital for Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Meanwhile, the People’s Committee has approved the upgrade of the existing Hospital for Trauma and Orthopaedics in District 5. —VNS