HCM City: 5.9 trillion VND to build 2nd Oncology Hospital
Thứ sáu, 08/05/2015, 04:20 SA
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Ho Chi Minh City will build the second Oncology Hospital in District 9, at a total cost of nearly 5.9 trillion VND (274 million USD) which is sourced from the State budget and other legal capital resources.

The 1,000 patient-bed hospital will be specialised in high quality tumour treatment, applying state-of-the-art medical technology. The 10-storey construction includes an outpatient clinic, a sub-clinical and diagnostic area, and an administrative area.

Hua Ngoc Thuan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee said that the facility will help ease the burden on other oncology hospitals in the south.

The construction is scheduled to start in the second quarter of this year and the facility is expected to become operational in 2017.

Ho Chi Minh City’s first Oncology Hospital was founded in 1985, serving as the main centre for cancer treatment in southern region. It is capable of providing various treatment modalities such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

(Source: VNA)

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