VinMec international hospital in Đà Nẵng City. The central city proposed a development plan of seven more hospitals and medical centres in 2021-25. — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city Đà Nẵng has proposed a plan of developing seven high-quality healthcare service projects with an estimated fund of VNĐ13.6 trillion (US$591 million) from the state budget, the city’s planning and investment department said.
The department said seven projects will include an island and sea healthcare centre in Liên Chiểu Distrit, a general hospital in the suburban Hòa Vang District, and a healthcare service centre for the elderly in Cẩm Lệ District.
An international general diagnostic and treatment centre and upgrading the current Paediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital project have been planned in Sơn Trà District.
The city's authorities said the 600-bed Paediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital, which was built in 2012 and is currently overloaded, would be upgraded to 1,000 beds with an investment of VNĐ1 trillion ($43.5 million).
Đà Nẵng also proposed two Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects of developing an international cancer treatment centre in Liên Chiểu District and a high-quality general hospital for international visitors in the near future.
Last year, the first centre of neurosurgery and burns commenced construction in the city’s downtown area with total funds of $20.5 million.
The first 200-bed cardiovascular centre – the second premium cardiology centre in central Việt Nam – for treatment or surgeries – and the first vaccination centre for 4,000 arrivals each day – officially opened last year.
The city has been calling for partners from Japan and Europe to build more high-quality medical service centres for local and foreign residents.
Đà Nẵng has four international standard hospitals including the Đà Nẵng General Hospital, Family Hospital, Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng and VinMec Đà Nẵng.
Đà Nẵng currently has 12 hospitals with 1,000 doctors and more than 620 consulting rooms and medical care centres. — VNS