The Ministry of Health has decided to invest 42 billion VND to solve the overload of sewerage facilities at four hospitals in the southern province of Tien Giang .

The hospitals that will benefit include Cai Be General Hospital and hospitals in Cai Lay and Go Cong as well as the Central General Hospital .

Waste water treatment systems in each hospital will be upgraded so they can handle a capacity of 1,300 cu.m of waste water per day. Incinerators will also be upgraded to increase their capacity for disposing solid waste.

According to the Tien Giang Department of Health, everyday hospitals in the province release about 500 kilos of solid waste and nearly 2,000 cu.m of waste water into the environment, of which only 1,000 cu.m is processed.-VNA