The General Hospital of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho (photo: dantri.com)

Can Tho (VNA) – French experts are willing to assist the General Hospital of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in applying advanced medical techniques, Jean-Patrick Lajonchere, France’s export coordinator for healthcare products and services, affirmed on October 4.

Jean-Patrick Lajonchere was inspecting the implementation of a French ODA-funded medical equipment project in the hospital.

During the inspection tour, he applauded the hospital’s effective use of the cutting-edge equipment in medical check-ups and treatment for patients in the locality and the region at large.

According to the hospital’s Director Le Quang Vo, the project has enabled the hospital’s staff to apply up-to-date techniques in health care, thus improving their medical services.

The Health Ministry on October 15 will examine the hospital’s competence in conducting several heart surgeries using the French ODA-funded equipment, he said.

The 850-billion-VND (38.3 million USD) Can Tho General Hospital was put into service on September 21, 2014. Covering a total area of 2.48 hectares, the hospital has 500 beds and a staff of nearly 600.

The French ODA-funded equipment project was implemented since 2013, with the total investment of approximately 22 million EURO (24.5 million USD), 19.5 million EURO of which came from France’s ODA.

The hospital has been equipped with over 3,000 advanced machines, including a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, a computerised tomography (CT) scanner, a Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) machine, and dialysis machines.-VNA