|An artist impression of Binh Chanh Hospital (Photo: SGGP)|
Ho Chi Minh City authority March 1 began construction of a hospital in Tan Tuc Town of suburban district Binh Chanh in a bid to reduce pressure for big hospitals.
The hospital covers an area of 3 hectare with total investment capital of VND490 billion (US$22,983,071) for the first phase.
The main section of the hospital includes one basement, one ground floor, five upper storeys, a top floor, a special section for patients with infectious diseases, the morgue and the campus covering nearly 13,000 meter square.
It is expected to be built 300 beds and is scheduled to put into operation in December, 2016.
Stressing the ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan said that though the city's budget has limited, the city always gives priority attention to the essential services.
Locating in the city gate, Binh Chanh Hospital will receive patients in the district and from the Mekong delta provinces. Therefore, the health sector must focus on training skilled medical workers for the hospital.