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Seoul (VNA) - The Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) unveiled its plan to help Vietnam establish an advanced healthcare system within the next five years, reported the Korea Times on November 18.

According to Professor Oh Ju-hwan at the JW LEE Centre for Global Medicine, who is managing the project, it will elevate staff quality at Vietnamese community health centres, which is expected to improve public confidence in these small-scale facilities.

Representatives of the SNUH and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health are scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in Hanoi on November 23. Under the pact, the Republic of Korea’s top hospital will transfer technologies on the management of medical schools and hospitals to health officials and experts in Vietnam.

SNUH experts will carry out an on-site inspection in Vietnam to understand local needs before the construction of relevant medical infrastructure.

They will also visit Hanoi Medical University and Ho Chi Minh City’s University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Based on their talks, SNUH and Hanoi Medical University will consider jointly building a hospital in Vietnam.-VNA