The central province of Quang Ngai broke ground for the construction of a general hospital on June 19.

The hospital, with investment estimated at 28.8 million USD to come from the Nhan Tam General Hospital joint-stock company, was designed to meet international standards. Its medical equipment and research facilities, to be partially provided by foreign non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations, will use the most advanced European and American technology.

The investor said it had shaken hands with the Singaporean Gammar Group to tap the group’s potential in tumour and cancer treatment equipment and relevant human resource development. Partnership had also been established with Chinese companies in treating kidney and urethral stones with modern technology.

Once completed by late 2012, the 200-bed hospital’s provision of medical treatment would help to ease the workload at State-run hospitals./.