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Crowded public hospital gets more beds, new building

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The District 2 Hospital in HCM City yesterday inaugurated an eight-storey building with 110 beds that increases its capacity to 560 beds.

The District 2 Hospital in HCM City signs agreements with Chợ Rẫy Hospital and University Medical Centre to acquire training at the inaugural ceremony for its new eight-story building on Wednesday. — Photo Courtesy of the District 2 Hospital

 

The 4,642sq.m building on Lê Văn Thịnh Street cost nearly VNĐ170 billion (US$7.5 million), according to Dr Trần Văn Khanh, the hospital’s head.

A steady increase in demand from locals and people in neighbouring areas meant the hospital was operating at 110 per cent, he said, adding that 593,511 patients were treated in the first nine months of this year.

The hospital has also acquired advanced equipment.

At the inaugural ceremony the hospital signed training agreements with Chợ Rẫy Hospital and University Medical Centre, two of the city’s premier public hospitals, to improve its quality.

 

Source: VNS

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