HCMC – The second branch of the HCMC Oncology Hospital in the city’s District 9, with a total cost of over VND5.8 trillion, was officially put into service today, October 12.
Work on the new hospital, with a capacity of 1,000 beds, began in June 2016. It covers over 55,590 square meters of land, accommodating an outpatient examination and treatment area, subclinical and medical diagnosis wards, an administration area, and is fully equipped with facilities and modern equipment.
Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the HCMC Department of Health, told Nguoi Lao Dong Online that the current HCMC Oncology Hospital receives some one million outpatients and 100,000 inpatients each year.
The new branch is expected to improve the quality of treatment, ease the workload facing the parent hospital and meet the demand for examination and treatment in Southern Vietnam, Binh added.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the second branch of the HCMC Oncology Hospital, HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the new hospital is expected to become the southern hub for cancer treatment. Local and international patients will benefit from the best healthcare and treatment services from the new branch.
The establishment of the new hospital will also help reduce the number of patients going overseas for medical treatment, he said.