The upgrading of the Transport Hospital to a 500-bed General Hospital has been finished and will be opened to public on May 15, according to the project's management board.

The project began in November 11, 2013, with a total investment of 15 billion USD; this included a loan of 13.5 million USD from the OPEC fund for International Development, while the rest was allocated from the State Budget.

The seven-storey hospital is equipped with modern equipment that were acquired on an investment of 46 billion VND (2.1 million USD).

According to the Director of Central Transport General Hospital, Tran Trung, the upgrading of the hospital had been among the major projects of the Transport Ministry, which aimed at building a general hospital that could offer treatments for all diseases.

The hospital will serve the healthcare needs of the people not just in the capital region but from surrounding areas as well.-VNA