City aims to speed up hos­pi­tal project

Viet Nam News - - NATIONAL -

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 city’s Peo­ple’s Com­mit­tee’s 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 Univer­sity’s 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 coun­try’s 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

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