The Prime Minister has approved the extension of five large hospitals in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Giai Phong daily’s English edition reported on January 23.

These projects aim to provide relief for existing overcrowded hospitals.

Development in Hanoi will include Bach Mai and Viet-Duc hospitals while that in Ho Chi Minh City, the Children Hospital, Tumor Hospital and Hospital 175.

The Ministry of Defense will coordinate the expansion of Hospital 175 and the Ministry of health, the rest.

All expansion will start this year and is expected to finish in 2016, by which e ach hospital in Hanoi will have 1,000 beds.-VNA