HCM City spends VND1.5 trillion on health

April 16, 2009

The HCM City Investment Fund has decided to provide VND1.5 trillion ($83.3 million) to build, upgrade hospitals and purchase medical equipment.

Overload of patients and lack of medical equipment have been big problems for all hospital in the city for years.

 

The Director of HCM City Department of Health, Nguyen Van Chau, said that this is the largest investment in the health sector so far.

 

“In the past, the fund allocated several hundred billion dong to the health sector annually. This year’s is the highest investment,” Chau said.

 

The five hospitals of Cu Chi, Traditional Medicine, Dermatology and Venerology, Eye and People’s 115 will be upgraded or newly built this year.

 

The remaining hospitals in HCM City, particularly the Children’s Hospital, will be equipped with modern machinery and equipment.

 

Hospitals in which patients from other provinces account for 40-60% of patients will be invested in this year.

 

Overload of patients and lack of medical equipment have been big problems for all hospital in the city for years.

 

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