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Ho Chi Minh City-based children’s hospital expected to be Vietnam’s major organ transplant center

Ho Chi Minh City-based children’s hospital expected to be Vietnam’s major organ transplant center

Thursday, June 01, 2023, 14:24 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City-based children’s hospital expected to be Vietnam’s major organ transplant center
Doctors are pictured transplanting a liver into a child at Children’s Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Supplied

Children’s Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City has been assigned to deepen the transplant field to turn it into Vietnam's major organ transplant center.

Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate 45 years of the hospital’s establishment on Wednesday, Duong Anh Duc, vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, said that Children’s Hospital 2 is expected to become a leading organ transplant center in Vietnam.

The hospital must ensure its care and treatment of other diseases for children as well, said the official.

Apart from appreciating the hospital’s efforts and contributions over the past 45 years, the vice-chairman hoped that Children’s Hospital 2 will build a better service system to care for and treat more children, moving toward becoming a more reliable medical facility.

Duc expected the hospital to make greater strides in the coming months.

Over the past 45 years, the hospital has achieved numerous positive results in children’s care and treatment in the city and the country as a whole, said Trinh Huu Tung, director of Children’s Hospital 2. 

The hospital has become one of four leading pediatric hospitals nationwide, he noted.

Children’s Hospital 2 features a workforce of highly-skilled and dedicated doctors and nurses, and modern equipment, raising its efficiency of care and treatment.

The hospital has expanded the depth of organ transplant, tumor treatment, pediatric neurosurgery, diagnostic endoscopy, and other illnesses.

It has successfully separated eight pairs of conjoined twins.

Among them, a pair of Vietnamese and German twin boys were separated on August 4, 1988.

This was the first separation surgery at the hospital and a historic surgery in Vietnam’s health industry.

The surgery was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for 1991.

Ho Chi Minh City has three pediatric hospitals, including Children’s Hospital 1, Children’s Hospital 2, and Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital.

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Tieu Bac - Thuy Duong / Tuoi Tre News


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