Construction on a nine-storey building in Hanoi’s Thanh Nhan Hospital began on June 12 as part of the second phase of a project to upgrade the hospital, one of the major health care facilities in the capital city.

The 458 billion VND building is expected to be completed by 2015.

Nguyen Khac Hien, Hanoi Health Department Director, said the hospital’s facilities have not met the needs of the city’s residents.

In phase two, the hospital will also be fitted out with modern equipment to improve examination and treatment services.

Earlier, the department in conjunction with Dan Phuong district People’s Committee inaugurated the diagnostic imaging department in Dan Phuong Hospital .

Costing almost 5 billion VND and covering an area of 796 square metres, the department is equipped with modern machines for X-ray, ultrasound, CT and 3D scanning, raising the quality of medical services for people in the locality and neighbouring areas.-VNA