Health ministry to build endocrinology hospital in HCM City hinh anh 1Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Ministry of Health will build a endocrinology hospital with 1,000 beds in Ho Chi Minh City to meet the increasing demand.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien was speaking at a working session with the municipal People’s Committee in the city on November 8.

She proposed the city devote about 10 hectares in Binh Chanh district to build the hospital, while the ministry will be in charge of land clearance and infrastructure construction.

Vice Chairwoman of the local People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu welcomed the project and pledged to support the health ministry in land clearance.

Minister Tien asked the municipal Department of Health to accelerate the construction of key hospital projects, including the children’s hospital, tumor hospital and orthopedic institute, to reduce overcrowding at medical check-up stations.

The city’s health department revealed that the children’s hospital will be put into operation in early 2017, whilst the tumor hospital and the orthopedic institute are scheduled to be completed in late 2017 and 2018, respectively.-VNA