HCMC calls for social contribution to take care of people’s health

Ho Chi Minh City authority is calling for social contribution to set up more ward-level health centers in a bid to better take care of people’s health.

Patients wait to see doctors at the new clinic in District 3's ward 11 (Photo: SGGP)

Patients wait to see doctors at the new clinic in District 3's ward 11 (Photo: SGGP)

A general health clinic has just been opened at a health center at District 3’s ward 11 from social contribution as per the Ministry of Health’s policies and the municipal authority’s calling for investment in the health sector.
Viet Anh Medical Joint Stock Company invested VND20 billion ($881,596) to upgrade the health center to be a general health clinic with wards equipped with machines for testing, ultrasound and X-ray diagnosis of obstetrics, traditional medicine, cancer screening, hepatitis B and C and others.

Director of the Department of Health Nguyen Tan Binh said that private sector has contributed to the health sector for year with various form and the general health clinic in District 3’s ward 11 is one of clinic with the contribution from private capital molibization. 
Social contribution to convert health center into general health clinic gradually helps mprove medical treatment in ward-level health center.

Developing ward-level health centers is one of leading priorities of the City's Department of Health in order to help local residents get better primary healthcare services.
These general clinics will be in charge of family medicine as well as disease prevention and management of national health programs.

In addition, the city also encouraged to open more satellite in district-level general hospitals. Accordingly, Tan Phu District General Hospital has opened a satellite general health clinic at the health center in Tay Thanh Ward at 200/14 Nguyen Huu Tien Street lately.

The satellite clinic is expected to help Tan Phu District General Hospital reduce patient overload, said Deputy Director of the city Department of Health Dr. Tang Chi Thuong.  Currently, over 3,000 patients go to the hospital for health examinations and treatment every day at Tan Phu Hospital.

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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