Thong Nhat Hospital to become biggest Geriatric Unit for retired people

Professor Nguyen Thien Nhan, member of Politburo and the president of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, presented the Second Independence Medal to Thong Nhat Hospital in HCMC on March 22.

The medal was awarded on behalf of President Truong Tan Sang.

“The hospital initially opened with 450 beds,” said Professor Nguyen Duc Cong, director of Thong Nhat Hospital, “now it has more than 1,000 beds with 36 faculty performing advanced medical treatments.”

The hospital has received a steady increase of patients every year with faster treatment.

Most of patients in Thong Nhat Hospital are elderly people and retired high-ranking officials suffering many diseases. The hospital leaders developed the geriatric ward and heart ward for more specialized services. Managers are hopeful that the hospital will have the best geriatric ward in the country.

Nhan recalled the hospital before and after Independence Day especially the “Labor Hero Unit in the Renovation Period” in 2005, hoping for the hospital to grasp modern and advanced techniques to become beloved medical clinic for seniors in the country.

By Boi Diep – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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