At the groundbreaking ceremony (Photo cafeland.vn)

Son L​a (VNA) -
The Health Department of the northern mountainous province Son La has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 550-bed general hospital.

The 9.06ha hospital is located in the Chieng Sinh ward of Son La city.

The total cost of the project is upwards of 1.5 trillion VND (66 million USD), primarily sourced from government bonds.

The Son La General Hospital features two seven-floor buildings serving as technical facilities and inpatient areas and one four-floor building for medical examinations and outpatient treatment, in addition to several auxiliary buildings.

The hospital campus boasts large areas of green space and other decorations.

The project is expected to be completed and put into use in 2020.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cam Ngooc Minh stressed that the hospital would significantly improve treatment in the region.

“The hospital will be an important link in the expanding network of the province’s health care facilities in the region, to timely and efficiently serve people’s healthcare demands,” he said.-VNA