District and provincial hospitals in the northern province of Hoa Binh will has their capacity enhanced under a healthcare project funded by the World Bank which is carried out this year.

Hoa Binh is among northeastern and Red River Delta provinces to benefit from the so-called NORRED project.

The project, which has a total investment of 2.96 million USD, is funded through a credit loan by the World Bank.

In addition to upgrading hospital facilities, the plan will also help reduce financial burdens and improve access for impoverished residents to healthcare services by subsidizing health insurance for those living near the poverty line.

At a March 20 conference on measures to carry out the project, it was reported that five hospitals in Hoa Binh will be upgraded this year.-VNA