Ho Chi Minh City authorities have given the go-ahead for a multimillion-dollar project to build a 1,000-bed hospital with a helipad in Binh Chanh District, in a bid to ease the current patient overload at both Pediatrics Hospitals 1 and 2 in the city.
The new infirmary is named the Ho Chi Minh City Pediatrics Hospital, whose construction will begin late this year in Tan Nhut Commune and is expected to be complete in 2016.
Total investment is estimated at VND4.476 trillion ($209.5), including VND1.878 trillion as the cost of construction and VND1.738 trillion as the value of advanced medical equipment and facilities.
The hospital will have a basement and 12 floors, with a gross floor area of 93,000m2, upon completion.
It will have a garbage disposal area, a wastewater treatment facility, a transformer station, and some other subsidiary works.
The Ho Chi Minh City Pediatrics Hospital will also have spacious parking lots for cars and motorbikes, a playground for children, and a helicopter pad – for use in emergency reception or transfer of patients from and to remote areas.
On September 21, a $40.1 million, 10-story hospital – the Can Tho City General Hospital – with a helipad on its rooftop was inaugurated in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. The hospital is seated on 2.48 hectares, with a total floor area of 50,000m², in Ninh Kieu District.
It has 500 beds, 18 clinical and five para-clinical departments, five functional offices, and a total of 600 medical staff – including doctors, nurses, and other health workers. The hospital was designed by YOOIL, a South Korean firm, and built by the Investment and Construction Development Joint Stock Company (Investco), a Vietnamese business.