A nurse tests medical waste samples at a hospital in Da Nang. (Source: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - The Franco-Vietnamese (FV) Hospital plans to invest 5 million USD in building a “hi-tech medical centre” in the central city of Da Nang.

General Director of the hospital Jean-Marcel Guillon said at a meeting with the municipal leaders last week that the centre would provide quality health care services for residents of and visitors to the central city as well as the central and Central Highlands regions.

Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh said Da Nang has called for investment into the health care sector, including wholly-foreign invested projects.

He told Guillon that the city would offer the best support and smooth conditions for the FV Hospital to launch its medical and health care centre in Da Nang soon.

Gullon and a group of other French doctors founded the FV Hospital in HCM City in 2003, providing a full-service, one-stop quality medical care for residents of the southern hub and neighbouring provinces.

Da Nang has plans to build a world-class paediatric hospital with an investment of 300 million USD.

The city currently has 11 hospitals with 1,000 doctors and more than 620 consulting rooms and medical care centres.

In 2013, the city opened the first and biggest cancer hospital in central Vietnam with an investment of 71.4 million USD.

In 2014, the 250-bed Da Nang Family Hospital – the first private inpatient treatment hospital, was put into operation.-VNA