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Vietnam aims for 15 physicians per 10,000 people by 2025

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Government has approved a master plan for Vietnam’s healthcare network expansion, aiming to increase the number of physicians per 10,000 people to 15 by 2025 and 19 by 2030.

In the 2021-2030 plan, with a vision to 2050, the Government aims for 33 hospital beds per 10,000 people by 2025 and 35 by 2030. By 2050, the goal is to raise the number of hospital beds per 10,000 people to 45, with the private sector expected to contribute 25% of the total.

In addition to expanding physical infrastructure, the plan focuses on the development of the domestic pharmaceutical industry to make Vietnam a hub for high-value pharmaceutical production.

The Government plans to upgrade six first-level hospitals nationwide to international standards, with three of them in Hanoi, one in Thua Thien-Hue Province, and two in HCMC.

Vietnam currently has an average of 12.5 physicians and 32 hospital beds per 10,000 people, according to the Ministry of Health.

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