Construction started on the An Sinh Hanoi Hospital, set to become the largest private general hospital in Vietnam , in Me Tri street, Tu Liem district, on May 10.

After coming into operation, the hospital would help ease the patient overload of the city's hospitals, said Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu.

Located in a 2.5-ha area, the 500-bed hospital, the first hotel-hospital in Vietnam , will be equipped with an international standard health care and treatment system.

The 95 million USD hospital was built with assistance from the An Sinh Private Hospital Company, the Lac Hong Investment Company and private investor Nguyen Huy Luong.

The first stage of hospital construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. /.