Vietnam-Japan health examination centre inaugurated in HCM City hinh anh 1Participants at the innauguration ceremony (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - A health examination centre was put into operation at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on October 14 as part of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.

The inauguration ceremony, which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, was jointly held by the Cho Ray Hospital and Japan’s International University of Health and Welfare.

Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Director of the Cho Ray Hospital said the centre will provide high-quality health check-ups, meeting the demand of local residents.

Results collected by the centre can help detect implicit diseases and health risks, which will serve in-depth health examinations and monitoring, and prevention of diseases and health improvement; and contribute to reducing overload in the Cho Ray Hospital.

With a team of doctors and medical staff trained in Japan and a modern medical equipment system, the centre is aiming to become one of the international standard medical establishments to serve locals, those from other southern localities and foreigners, including the Japanese community living in Vietnam.

The centre will provide the highest standard-health diagnostic services in the world like those provided in Japan under the model of “Ningen Dock”, which targets prevention instead of treatment.

One of the advantages of the centre is that it offers the dual and remote diagnosis with the support from Japanese experts.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio highlighted the significance of the project, saying that the project’s investment certificate was handed over at the APEC Summit in Da Nang in 2017.

He expressed his hope that the centre will contribute to improving the health of Vietnamese people, especially in raising the life expectancy.

While showing his gratitude for the Japanese side’s support for the health sector in recent years, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien highly valued Japan’s coordination to help Vietnam develop its health sector.  

He affirmed that the screening and detection of dangerous and chronic diseases  are very necessary in the current situation in Vietnam, hoping that Japan will continue to assist Vietnam in opening more similar centres in the time to come.-VNA