Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital in HCM City has set up a high-tech dialysis centre with Japanese technical assistance. It has 20 dialysis machines and can provide haemodialysis to 50-60 patients a day. (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital in HCM City has opened a dialysis centre in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy.

The high-tech centre is equipped with 20 dialysis machines and can provide haemodialysis to 50-60 patients suffering from renal failure daily.

The equipment, medicines, and haemodialysis therapy are based on Japanese safety and quality standards.

Five Japanese nephrologists and haemodialysis experts will work at the centre and provide technical assistance to Vietnamese doctors for a month after the opening.

Tanaka Urology Clinic Group also collaborated in the setting up of the centre.

Vo Duc Chien, director of the hospital, said the centre would offer internationally accredited training courses in nephrology and dialysis for doctors and nurses in future.

Last year the hospital upgraded its dialysis unit into a dialysis department to meet the increasing need for haemodialysis.

It has been operating beyond its capacity, providing haemodialysis for more than 150 patients suffering from chronic renal failure.-VNA