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HCM City (VNA) – Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was honoured with the State’s Labour Order (first class) for the second time during its 115th founding anniversary on February 23.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen said she hopes the hospital will build on its remarkable achievements to grow stronger, focusing on the construction of the Vietnam-Japan friendship hospital, the cardiovascular centre, and the day treatment centre for outpatients.

Director of the hospital Nguyen Truong Son said the hospital now has over 2,600 beds, and receives an average of 4,160 outpatients and 2,500 inpatients per day.

In 2015, the hospital provided examination and treatment for over 2 million patients, while training thousands of doctors at home and abroad, transferring technologies to medical units, building satellite hospitals, and conducting many scientific research projects.

It also developed social activities to help poor patients, improved services, and put into use the new tumour centre.

Cho Ray is also one of the first hospitals in Vietnam to conduct organ transplants, making significant contributions to the country’s health development. The hospital hopes to conduct its 500 th successful kidney transplant in 2016.

In addition to providing medical check-ups and treatment in the southern cities and provinces, the centrally-run hospital also serves as a scientific research centre and has carried out a number of international joint projects in health.-VNA