Hard to attract investment in health sector: Deputy Health Minister

Deputy Health Minister Pham Le Tuan said that the health sector has encountered difficulties in calling for investment. 

Hard to attract investment in health sector: Deputy Health Minister

The Deputy Health Minister made the statement at a yesterday meeting themed public-private partnership in healthcare for a prosperous Vietnam.
Mr. Tuan through calling for social contribution in form of public-private partnership (PPP) in healthcare, many hospitals’ facilities nationwide have improved much and medical institutions have enabled to implement new techniques to satisfy patients’ demands.
Meeting participants said that though the healthcare sector receives the government’s attention, limited public fund can’t meet all demands; hence, PPP is the best way to boost the sector.
Before, many patients had gone abroad to undergo liver transplant, in vitro fertilization with high cost but now, they can do it in Vietnam at suitable price.
However, the health sector is facing difficulties in calling for investment because of shortage of experts in PPP and limited sources of personnel.
PPP has seen in building hospital and purchase of equipment while there has been no investment in providing initial healthcare services.

By MINH KHANG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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