City level hospitals open more satellites to support district hospital

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City and People’s Committee in Cu Chi district April 29 signed an agreement to open more satellite hospitals to support the hospital.

At the signing ceremony (Photo : SGGP)

Director of the Department of Health Professor Nguyen Tan Binh said that in the first phase, the department will send 40 medical workers of big and prestigious hospitals to Cu Chi Hospital for examination and treatment as well as transference of techniques of maternity, pediatric, traditional medicine, eye, ear-nose- throat, dento-maxillo-facial and intensive care.

Additionally, big hospitals will provide medical equipment to Cu Chi Hospital to ensure examination and treatment task.

This time, medical workers of 10 hospitals including Children Hospital No.1, Gia Dinh People Hospital, Tu Du Maternity hospital, Binh Dan Hospital, will give examination and treatment for people at Cu Chi Hospital.

Since the date, 13 satellite medical clinics including two pediatric rooms, 4 rooms for usual diseases and one room for maternity, ear-nose-throat, dento-maxillo-facial began operation. From May 5, seven more clinics will operate.

To increase personnel for hospitals in districts, the department and Pham Ngoc Thach Medicine University continue sending young doctors who have practice license to small clinics which are short of personnel.

Additionally, the department will propose the city People’s Committee to issue a policy on supporting young doctors who volunteer to work in district hospitals.

Speaking at the agreement signature meeting Deputy Chairwoman of city People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu said that opening satellite hospitals is needed because  Cu Chi Hospital with 300 beds, built on the area of 4 hectare did not operate and as a result, residents in Cu Chi have to come to big hospitals.

It caused a big waste, she said. 

By Tuong Lam - translated by Anh Quan

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