A ground-breaking ceremony for the project to upgrade the Central Pediatrics Hospital was held in Hanoi on July 9.

The new hospital will be a 15-storey building with a basement and space for 700 beds. The total investment for the hospital is more than VND1,500 billion. At the same time, the hospital is also purchasing modern equipment to meet the requirements for accurate health check-ups.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyen Quoc Trieu emphasized that when the project is completed, the Central Pediatrics Hospital will be a specialized hospital with modern, state of heart synchronized facilities.

The quality of patient check-ups and treatment will meet the strict standards of countries in the region and help develop a spearhead health industry that will save more lives.

Mr Trieu also asked leaders from the hospital and the project management board to implement the construction so it will not disrupt the on-going current patient treatment.

He added that in addition to purchasing new equipment, it is necessary to further train health workers to improve the quality of check-ups once the hospital is put into operation.

Source: VOV