New biggest Pediatrics hospital in HCMC soon put into operation

Pediatrics Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh District is the biggest of its kind in the South with the most skillful medical workers to improve treatment quality, said Dr. Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the municipal Department of Health at the ground-breaking ceremony of the new hospital on December 6.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ( C, white shirt), Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (C, ao dai), Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai and Chairman of the city People's Committee  Le Hoang Quan at the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

The 1,000-bed hospital in Binh Chanh District covering an area of 125,000 square meter with total investment of VND4.500 trillion (US$210,624,853) is an environmentally friendly building with advanced equipment, said Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.

As designed, the hospital will have a basement, a garbage disposal area, a wastewater treatment facility, a transformer station, and some other subsidiary works.

It will also have spacious parking lots for cars and motorbikes, a playground for children, and a helicopter pad – for use in emergency reception or transfer of patients from and to remote areas.

Director Binh said that the sector has prepared for the new hospital. It has trained more students at Pham Ngoc Thach Medicine School. In addition, the Department of Health will send more good doctors and nurses from Pediatrics Hospital No. 1 and 2 to the new hospital.

The new hospital is expected to help improve treatment quality and reduce pressure on the two available hospitals.

By staff writer - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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