Speaking to the media, Dr Diệp Bảo Tuấn, the hospital’s deputy director, said: “The new facility … is equipped with modern machines to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.”
The equipment include a PET- CT scanner and accelerators for radiotherapy and others.
In the beginning, the new facility will only admit outpatients, and people needing hospitalisation will be sent to the existing facility in Bình Thạnh District by ambulances the hospital will provide together with a company it has tied up with.
Later the Bình Thạnh facility will be developed as a centre for screening and outpatient treatment.
The new facility has recruited 500 doctors, nurses and other personnel.
Its construction started in 2016 but completion has been delayed until now. — VNS