City aims to speed up hospital project
HCM CITY The HCM City health department has asked for support from the city to speed up land clearance in several hotspots so that it can begin building a number of hospital projects.
At a meeting with the citys Peoples Committees supervisory delegation on Wednesday, the department said that Bình Chaùnh District should be asked to quickly complete compensation to residents so that construction of the Taân Kieân medical complex could begin.
The complex includes Phaïm Ngoïc Thaïch Universitys Medical campus 2, Hematology and Blood Transfusion Hospital, Bình Danâ Hospital, and a forensic centre, among others.
Zone 6A in the South Saigon new urban area, where the new Trauma and Orthosis Hospital will be built, also needs to speed up site clearance and compensation, the department said. health department has been put on hold as it is located in a conservation area.
The city has 115 hospitals with a total of 36,384 beds, and 319 medical stations, according to the health department.
Demand for healthcare in the city has risen rapidly. Each year, the city handles more than 42 million patient visits, or 26.2 per cent of the countrys total.
Many hospitals in the city are overloaded because of the rising number of migrants moving to HCM City and patients from other provinces and cities.
To ensure the quality of healthcare services, the city wants to speed up the building of new medical centres at city gateways to other provinces to reduce pressure on hospitals in or near the city centre.
However, construction of several new facilities has been very slow due to ground clearance issues. VNS