Can Tho Province in urgent need of doctors

In a recent conference with the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho and Can Tho Province Party Committee, the Department of Health of Can Tho Province reported that it planned to increase around 205 beds in many hospitals along with hiring 246 new doctors but had not received enough fund to begin the task.

Since 1995, Can Tho Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital has not been able to recruit new doctors even though at the moment it has only 80 beds with 12 doctors. Other hospitals such as the Children Hospital or the Mental Hospital are now under the same pressure.

To ease the situation, the Can Tho Province Department of Health is filing for the right to recruit more personnel. It has also posted job openings for 327 officials to be ready for the new Can Tho General Hospital with more than 500 beds and the new Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology with 250 beds.

The Department of Health is asking related authorities to amend current hiring regulations so that fresh doctors are able to work right away while giving extra bonus as incentives for doctors working in tuberculosis and lung hospitals, mental hospitals, and forensic experts.

By H. Luong – Translated by Bao Long

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