Hungary backs Can Tho in building cancer hospital hinh anh 1Patients at the Da Nang General Hospital. (Photo:

Hungary vows to support southern Can Tho city in establishing an oncology hospital to serve the entire Mekong Delta region, said Hungarian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Baloghdi Tibor at a meeting with Chairman of the municipal People Committee Le Hung Dung on October 28.

Despite being the main city of southwestern Vietnam, Can Tho city has failed to satisfy the treatment demand of cancer patients in the region due to limited medical facilities, Dung said.

Local patients must seek treatment at central-level hospitals in other localities such as Ho Chi Minh City, which result in higher costs for patients and overloaded hospitals, the chairman explained.

Therefore, a modern oncology hospital should be built as early as possible in the city, he said.

Director-General of the Hungarian National Institute of Oncology Kasler Miklos stated that Hungary’s government will ink a framework agreement with Vietnam on accelerating the construction of the hospital in Can Tho some time in the last two months of this year.

The hospital will be equipped with advanced equipment and technology, serving the prevention and early detection of cervix cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Besides, Hungary will provide training for doctors of the hospital and send its medical experts to Can Tho to support the work here for a start, he added.

Can Tho officials pledged to offer all possible conditions for the hospital to be opened.-VNA