Nghe An develops healthcare facilities hinh anh 1Nghe An General Friendship Hospital (Photo: bvna)

The central province of Nghe An plans to invest in developing Vinh City into a hi-tech medical centre for the North Central region.

By 2017, local hospitals will be equipped with advanced technologies in a bid to provide complicated surgeries and treatments.

The Vinh Medical University will conduct training programmes to ensure qualified human resources while the Nghe An General Friendship Hospital will be expanded to meet the demand for treatment in the province and neighbouring areas.

The locality will accelerate the implementation of other health care projects, including The Cancer Hospital, The Hospital of Trauma and Orthopaedics and the Eye Hospital.

The province is calling for social resources and has devised incentives to lure foreign investment for developing healthcare infrastructure facilities.

Priority is being given to developing preventive medicine and enhancing the health insurance coverage among local residents.

The province currently has 38 hospitals with 6,491 beds, nearly tripling the 2007 figures, according to the provincial People’s Committee.-VNA