Another medical centre to be built on Truong Sa archipelago hinh anh 1At a medical centre on Phan Vinh island (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Another medical centre will be built on Phan Vinh island in the island district of Truong Sa, the central province of Khanh Hoa, said Director of the Military Hospital 175 Maj. Gen Nguyen Hong Son on May 25.

The current medical centre, the only in Truong Sa town now, was born on May 25, 2017 at a total cost of 41 billion VND (1.82 million USD) donated by people nationwide.

With 12 medical staff and modern equipment, the centre is capable of conducting basic and complex surgeries.

Over the past year, the centre has offered 3,000 health check-ups and 200 inpatient treatments, up nearly 10-fold. It also conducted 396 surgeries regarding birth delivery, cerebrovascular accident and multi-injuries, among others.

Son said it marks a positive signal in health care for officers and soldiers on Truong Sa archipelago and fishermen on Truong Sa fishing ground.

He expressed his hope to build medical centres on all islands on Truong Sa archipelago to serve officers, soldiers and foreign vessels in need of medical support, becoming international humanitarian support destinations.-VNA