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Work starts on $78mn hospital in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 19:06 GMT+7
Work starts on $78mn hospital in Ho Chi Minh City
This supplied photo shows officials carrying out rituals to begin the construction of Cu Chi Regional General Hospital began on Nguyen Van Hoai Street in Tan An Hoi Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City, January 15, 2021.

Ho Chi Minh City authorities organized a ceremony on Friday to turn the first sod at a multimillion-dollar hospital in Cu Chi District.

The construction of Cu Chi Regional General Hospital began on Nguyen Van Hoai Street in Tan An Hoi Commune, Cu Chi District.

The hospital will fall under the mangement of the municipal Department of Health upon completion.

It is projected to cost over VND1.8 trillion (US$78 million) to build, with all funds taken from the city’s coffers.

Sitting on a six-hectare land plot, the hospital is designed to have 13 floors and accommodate up to 1,000 quality beds.

The construction will last for three months.

The hospital lies at the northwest gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and will provide healthcare services for locals as well as residents in nearby areas, Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the Department of Health, said at the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

It will have 1,000 beds for inpatients while treating an average of 3,000-3,500 outpatients a day, Binh added.

This is a major project of Ho Chi Minh City that is intended to supply medical services to both local dwellers and those coming from provinces bordering the city, he said.

City authorities have already put Thu Duc Regional General Hospital in Thu Duc City and Hoc Mon Regional General Hospital in the namesake district into operation.

The two hospitals, costing the city a combined VND3.8 trillion ($164 million), and Cu Chi Regional General Hospital are the three projects approved by the Vietnamese prime minister.

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