|A patient receives treatment at the Bình Chiểu Ward Health Station in HCM City’s Thủ Đức District. Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Twenty four health stations in HCM City will receive funds for upgrading their infrastructure and IT system and buying essential medical equipment and sufficient stocks of medicine, according to the Department of Health.
One health station in each of the city’s 24 districts has been chosen in the pilot phase of the national project on grassroots healthcare, Tăng Chí Thượng, deputy director of the department, said.
They would be helped with improving primary healthcare in keeping with family medicine principles and managing the personal health records of local residents, he told a meeting yesterday.
Each will receive funds worth more than VNĐ1.7 billion (US$73,000), according to the department.
They will have at least two examination rooms with doctors being deputed from district-level hospitals and health centres.
Experts in various specialities at city-level hospitals will provide them with consultation and examination support.
The department has instructed district-level hospitals and health centres to submit the plans for deputing their doctors to the health stations and supporting health stations with transferring patients and medical tests to them by next month. — VNS