First district-level hospital to build examination facility under PPP model

Wednesday, 2017-07-12 21:48:47
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NDO - The District 2 Hospital will be the first district-level hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to build a high-tech examination and treatment facility under the model of public private partnership (PPP).

An agreement to this effect was signed between District 2 Hospital and the Ho Chi Minh City Finance and Investment State-owned Company (HFIC) and Y Dao Medical Service Consulting Investment Corporation on July 12.

Director of the District 2 Hospital Tran Van Khanh said that the examination and treatment facility is scheduled to commence construction in late 2017 and will begin operation in early 2019.

The building will cost approximately VND320 billion (US$14.08 million) and will include nine storeys with a capacity of 100 beds.

Under the PPP project, the investors will invest in the building infrastructure and the purchase of medical equipment. Meanwhile, the District 2 Hospital will prepare personnel and carry out professional partnerships with major hospitals and medical schools to provide examination and treatment services for the public and will share the profits with the investor.

The new treatment facility will be equipped with modern diagnostic equipment such as a new generation, magnetic resonance imaging system to early and accurately detect cardiovascular, spinal and intra-abdominal diseases.

It also has a digital subtraction angiography (DSA) system for the diagnosis and intervention of coronary artery, treatment of cerebral emboli and TOCE procedures for the treatment of liver cancer, among others.

Khanh said that the project is expected to ease the overload at the District 2 Hospital and central-level hospitals and provide high-quality medical services for the public with reasonable prices.
Prices for examinations will be 30-35% lower than other hospitals of the same kind in the city, Khanh noted.

HFIC Deputy Director Dang Ngoc Thanh said that public private partnership is very necessary to the health sector, as it is beneficial to hospitals to be equipped with modern medical equipment in order to meet the higher demand of the public while contributing to reducing overload at central-level hospitals.