Giang Province gets public hospital
KIEN GIANG — A 100-bed
public hospital will be built in September under the current free clinic in Kien
The VND70 billion (US$4.3
million) public hospital should help expand the clinic’s services to more
patients who could otherwise not afford health care, said Tran Lam, head of the
clinic and chairman of the province’s Sponsoring Association for Poor
receives money from enterprises nationwide," Lam said.
The current fourth floor
clinic covering 500sq.m provides free examinations and medicines to more than
200 poor patients daily. The clinic will serve as the base for the new hospital.
The clinic recently added
one more floor to the building to provide acupuncture services.
Similar to the free
clinic, each patient going to the hospital will be provided with free
examinations, medicine, food and transportation.
The hospital also plans to
bring in modern equipment to ensure the patients receive the best care possible.
Lam noted that the
hospital would work to provide services in line with private hospitals.
All doctors and nurses in
the hospital will be volunteers. — VNS