A ground-breaking ceremony for a high-tech clinic at Viet Duc Friendship Hospital (VDH) was held on September 15 in Hanoi.
At the ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyen Quoc Trieu asked the hospital and relevant parties to strengthen supervision, ensure technical and design requirements reduce the construction time to put the clinic into operation soon to serve the people.
Under a project to expand VDH, the clinic sits on a site of 27,600 sq.m at 40 Trang Thi Street and is scheduled to finish in the next 25 months. It will include an organ transplant centre, 25 modern surgery rooms, anesthesia and recuperation rooms, and an image diagnosis centre.
Earlier, VDH and Vietnam Development Bank signed a borrowing contract worth about 550 billion VND for the VDH expansion project and a project to enhance treatment capacity and training.
At present, VDH has 900 beds and it aims to have another 50 beds this year. The high-tech clinic is expected to provide 300 beds.