Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 22 cut the ribbon to inaugurate an 11-storey multifunction building of the C Hospital in the central city of Da Nang.

The new building, a key hospital in the region, has a total area of 24,000 cubic metres, 450 beds and was built at a cost of 220 billion VND (10.34 million USD).

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy PM Phuc praised doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital for their strong performance over many years in making the hospital one of the top of it kind in the region.

On the occasion, the Deputy PM presented the Independence Order second class to the hospital.

Originating from a field hospital launched in 1975, the hospital later specialised in providing health care services to senior state and Party officials as well as locals in the central and Central Highlands regions.

The Da Nang C Hospital now has 800 beds and 42 faculties, with 600 staff.

Every year the hospital provides treatment to over 250,000 outpatients and 15,000 inpatients from regional localities.-VNA