State-of-the-art paediatric hospital inaugurated in Vietnam

Friday, 2018-06-01 16:01:23
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A view of the hospital's medical examination department.
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NDO – The Ho Chi Minh City Children's Hospital, the most modern of its kind in Vietnam, was officially put into operation on June 1 after four years of construction.

Located at No. 15, Vo Tran Chi Street, Tan Kien commune, Binh Chanh district, in the southern economic hub, the hospital was built at a total cost of VND4.5 trillion (US$197.3 million) from the State budget.

The facility covers an area of over 12,000 m2, including a basement and eight floors with 1,000 beds. It features ten functional rooms and 39 departments.

In particular, due to being tasked with focusing on the development of specialised paediatric techniques to be deployed for the first time in Vietnam, the hospital is equipped with modern devices, such as an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system, a hybrid operating room for cardiovascular surgeries, neurosurgery systems, a magnetic resonance imaging machine, and modern CT scanners.

The HCM City Children's Hospital covers an area of over 12,000 m², with 1,000 beds, a basement and eight floors.

It is also the first paediatric hospital in the country to deploy a nuclear medicine department and radiology department dedicated to paediatric oncology treatment.

Nguyen Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of HCM City People's Committee, affirmed that, together with the Children's Hospital 1 and Children's Hospital 2, HCM City Children's Hospital will help to save the lives of many child patients with complicated diseases in the city and localities in the South in general.

The city’s senior official asked the hospital staff to make greater efforts to provide health care for paediatric patients and to meet the expectation from the Party, State and people in ensuring the best quality of treatment.

The hospital is equipped with a range of the latest modern technology.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien emphasised that the inauguration of the hospital, coinciding with the International Children's Day, reflects a deep humanitarian meaning in the policy of the Party, Government, National Assembly and the leaders of HCM City for the cause of caring for the people's health.

Operating partially since January 2017, the medical facility receives 1,200-1,300 visits every day and about 350-400 inpatients. Since its inception, the hospital has actively contributed to reducing the overload at the local Children's Hospitals 1 and 2.