About 140 doctors from the Hanoi-based Vietnam-Germany Hospital (VGH) will deliver ten surgical packages to seven hospitals in the north as part of its satellite hospital project for 2013-2015.

The beneficiaries include the general hospitals of Lao Cai, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Thai Binh and Ninh Binh provinces, said Ass. Prof. Dr. Tran Binh Giang, Deputy Director of the hospital, at a ceremony to launch the delivery in Hanoi on September 24.

VGH has piloted the model of satellite hospitals since 2002 with the aim of easing its overcrowded situation, he said, adding that the model has been successful at six hospitals in Tay Son (Hanoi), Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh and Phu Tho.

The satellite hospital network now comprises over 45 hospitals throughout the country, he said.

According to Cao Hung Thai, deputy head of the Health Examination and Treatment Management Department under the Ministry of Health, the delivery of the ten technical packages will help people in the targeted rural provinces enjoy hi-tech health services at low costs.-VNA