Cho Ray Hospital Uses Japanese ODA Funds Most Efficiently

The official delegation of the Japanese House of Representatives led by Mr. Yokomichi Takahiro, Vice Chairman, and Mr. Osamu Shiozaki, Japanese Consult General in Ho Chi Minh City visited Cho Ray Hospital on July 26 and studied the efficiencies of the usage of Japanese funds as well as the cooperative programs between Japan and the hospital.

Japanese House of Representatives members visit Cho Ray Hospital.

Cho Ray Hospital has been appraised for its most efficient usage of Japanese funds.

Japan helped to restore Cho Ray Hospital in 1974, aided 2.5 billion Yen to rebuild the hospital in 1993-1995, gave US$1.3 million worth of equipment and dispatched 68 Japanese experts to Viet Nam and sent the hospital’s 20 health staff members to Japan in 1995-1999, according to training cooperation programs.

Also, Japan aided the hospital with 10 million Yen per year to organize the technical transfer to district-level health personnel in 22 southern provinces in 1999-2003.

Ten projects and bilateral cooperative programs between Japanese universities and the hospital are currently carried out.

By K.O. – Translated by Yen Chuong

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