At the signing ceremony (Photo:VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The US’s Mayo Clinic will help Hanoi-based Saint Paul General Hospital with training in applying stem cell transplant to cure a number of conditions under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU was inked during a working trip to Vietnam by a group of US medical professors, led by Patrick B. Johnston from Mayo Clinic’s Hematology Department.

Under the MoU, US professors will give lectures in Vietnam while Saint Paul’s doctors and nurses will be sent to study in Mayo Clinic.

Along with helping Vietnam to set up an international standard stem cell transplant centre, the US experts will transfer techniques on stem cell transplant application to hematology and blood transfusion, orthopedic and neurosurgery.

The two sides will also work together in the fields of screening, medical check-ups and giving treatments in Hanoi. Patients will also be examined and sent to the US for treatment.-VNA