A Vietnam - Japan digestive endoscopy centre was put into operation at Hanoi ’s Bach Mai Hospital on July 29.

According to Associate Professor Nguyen Quoc Anh, Director of Bach Mai Hospital, Japan’s Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry provided an 1-million-USD endoscopy equipment for the centre.

The hospital’s doctors have been sent to Japan for study, he said, adding that the Japanese side has also dispatched experts to Vietnam for training and technological transfer.

On the occasion, a symposium on digestion was held for Japanese experts and Vietnamese doctors to share experience.

As the biggest hospital in the north, Bach Mai receives and treats over 1.3 million outpatients and 120,000 inpatients per year.-VNA