The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa will invest 52 billion VND (2.45 million USD) in building a 30-bed hospital in Truong Sa island district by 2015 under a scheme on offshore healthcare services.

Between 2016-2020, it will allocate an additional 25 billion VND (1.18 million USD) for developing Telemedicine models applying information-communication technology connecting mainland military hospital 87 and offshore Truong Sa hospital.

Training courses will be also organised for medical staff working on cargo ships and oceangoing vessels to satisfy international medical regulations.

The 115 emergency centre’s capacity will be also strengthened to be able to deliver emergency services and transport patients at sea.

Khanh Hoa is home to 48 communes, wards and towns lying next to the sea. The Truong Sa island district consists of Truong Sa township and the communes of Sinh Ton and Song Tu Tay.-VNA