HCM City works to ease hospital overload hinh anh 1Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang at the construction site of the Paediatrics Hospital in Binh Chanh district (Photo: congan.com.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – Reducing hospital overloads was a focal point at a working session between the Ministry of Health and the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee on March 5.

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang asked the health sector to review its development strategy for 2015 to 2020 in terms of infrastructure, service quality and administrative reform.

Building a mechanism for the field is important in order to serve local demand, he added.

The city will speed up the construction of the Pediatrics Hospital so it can be put into operation three months sooner than expected, he said.

He suggested changing the investor for the building of the Hospital for Traumatology & Orthopaedics if progress is too slow. The health sector also needed to pay more attention to medical workers’ living standards.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien proposed that local authorities support public investment, including the use of official development assistance (ODA) funds, in healthcare.

The two officials toured hospitals in the city to collect information.-VNA