HCMC – The construction and investment project management unit under the HCMC Department of Health today, November 15, broke ground on the Thu Duc regional general hospital in Thu Duc City of HCMC, with a total cost of over VND1.9 trillion.
The 1,000-bed hospital, set to be completed in 2023, is one of the three hospital projects approved by the prime minister to develop HCMC into one of Southeast Asia’s leading healthcare service providers after 2025.
The hospital, covering an area of 78,280 square meters, is expected to offer special and professional healthcare services to residents in HCMC to ease the overload plaguing hospitals in the city.
Speaking at a ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son asked the investor and contractor of the project to speed up the construction of the hospital and comply with prevailing regulations.
Earlier in 2021, the prime minister approved a plan to build three regional general hospitals, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi and Thu Duc, with funding sourced from HCMC’s budget, the local media reported.
In related news, the Trung Vuong hospital in HCMC, on the same day, began work on an emergency and treatment compound, with a total investment of VND313 billion. The construction of the 22,300-square-meter facility is set to last 16 months.
Dr Le Thanh Chien, director of the Trung Vuong Hospital, said the facility would have emergency, intensive care, surgery, obstetrics, neurology, testing and diagnostic imaging services.