Tay Ninh: New hospital to boost poor people’ access to quality health care hinh anh 1The ceremony to start the construction of the Xuyen A-Tay Ninh hospital on October 10 (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – The construction of a general hospital with 1,000 beds began in Go Dau district, the southern province of Tay Ninh, on October 10.

Invested with 1.25 trillion VND (53.5 million USD), the Xuyen A-Tay Ninh hospital will cover 41,000 sq.m in Thanh Phuoc commune.

In the first phase, a 10-storey building and supporting facilities will be built and put into use by 2020. A centre for cardiology and neurology will be constructed in the second phase.

This is the fourth in a network of Xuyen A hospitals invested by the Xuyen A Hospital Investment JSC.

When operational, the hospital will have 25 clinical and paraclinical departments, as well as 18 global-standard operating rooms. It will be able to serve 2,000-3,000 outpatients and 1,000 inpatients each day.

With cutting-edge technology and high-quality personnel, it is expected to become one of the most modern hospitals in Tay Ninh. The hospital also pledges competitive medical fees so as to facilitate low-income earners’ access to advanced medical services, said Nguyen Van Chau – General Director of the Xuyen A Hospital Investment JSC.

Vice Chairman of the Tay Ninh People’s Committee Duong Van Thang said medical establishments across the province have 2,140 patient beds at present, equivalent to 18.9 beds per 10,000 people – a worrying figure, much lower than the set target.

He added that the construction of a high-quality hospital is critically necessary for the local health care system. It will also help diversify services and improve the quality of medical examination and treatment. –VNA