Five inspection teams to check national hospitals

Five inspectorates under the Ministry of Health are scheduled to begin the inspection of 37 national hospitals to evaluate their quality and services, said head of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department Luong Ngoc Khue yesterday. 

A medical is examining a patient after the surgery (Photo: SGGP)

The inspection will be carried out from December 19, 2016 to January 10, 2017. Inspectors will focus on checking doctors’ skill and treatment services. Evaluation of service quality is taken as a basis to improve hospitals’ quality and ranking.

Mr. Khue said that ranking will be done as per the Ministry’s of Health guideline which just asks hospital to  follow to make improvement to satisfy patients’ demand.

1,300 medical facilities nationwide were ranked by themselves since 2013 to January 31, 2016 and national hospitals gained 3.5 points under standards set by the Ministry of Health), province  hospitals gained 2.8 point; and district hospitals with 2.6 points. Private hospitals have average points of 2,9.

By Quoc Lap - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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