Central Highlands improve local health care service quality hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Dak Lak (VNA) – The Central Highlands Steering Committee urges regional provinces to invest more in the healthcare network in a bid to improve the health care service quality at all levels.

The Committee also asked the localities to focus on preventive medicine services while accelerating the building of a regional general hospital.

The Committee also called on the Government and the National Assembly to allocate more capital to the region’s health sector in the mid-term public investment plan for 2016-2020.

The Central Highlands provinces now count 827 public health care facilities, with over 13,484 beds. They include 31 at provincial level, 76 at district level and 750 at communal level, according to the Committee.

82.4 percent of communal clinics in the region have at least a doctor, with the rate reaching 100 percent in Dak Lak province. On average, there are seven doctors for every 10,000 people.

Hundreds of midwives have been trained to work across the disadvantaged areas, particularly among ethnic minority groups and border areas.

The regional public health care network served over 10 million people, up from 8.8 million in 2012.-VNA