Work starts on modern oncology hospital in Can Tho

Wednesday, 2017-10-11 10:22:42
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Delegates at the ground-breaking ceremony
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NDO – Construction of a 500-bed oncology hospital began on October 11, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, designed to be the most state-of-the-art hospital of its kind in the Mekong River Delta.

Located on Nguyen Van Cu street, An Binh ward with a total floor area of 44,575 square metres, the project will cost a total of nearly VND 1.72 trillion (EUR 70.5 million), including nearly EUR 57 million of official development assistance provided by Hungary’s government.

The hospital will be equipped with advanced equipment and technology, serving the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee, said that the project illustrated the Vietnamese Government’s dedication to enhancing the healthcare sector in Can Tho city in a bid to meet the increasing demand of health check-ups and the treatment of local residents.

For his part, Szilveszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary of Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that the construction of the hospital aimed to demonstrate the commitment of Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán Viktor at the recent meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on September 25, during his official visit to Vietnam.

The hospital is designed to provide the most accurate diagnostic tests available and provide treatment for millions of patients in Mekong River Delta region, he said.

He stressed that Hungary will provide training support for doctors of the hospital and will share their experience with the Vietnamese side.