A hospital in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Health Department of Hanoi and the Ireard center of France signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on medical cooperation in Hanoi on January 19.

The MoU is expected to boost bilateral collaboration in transferring technology and training high-quality doctors and nurses at Hanoi hospitals.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said increasing technological transfer is significant to increasing the quality of healthcare services, due to the sector’s lack of human resources and the city’s big population.

Hanoi is forging cooperation with various foreign partners, including those from France, he said, adding that the capital hopes to receive more cooperation projects across all medical fields from the European country.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said the MoU will help increase the standards of local health workers and improve medical facilities. He hopes the French side will consider providing further technical support and training for officials from the Hanoi hi-tech endoscopy centre – which is due to open soon.-VNA