The equipment include an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, a mobile digital X-ray machine, and a colour Doppler ultrasound machine, which have combined value of 50 million JPY (over 456,000 USD).
Addressing the handover ceremony, Yakabe Yoshinori, Head of the Japanese Consulate Office in Da Nang city, lauded the role of the Hue Central Hospital in giving healthcare services to residents in the central region, especially during COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks.
The Japanese official expressed his hope that the equipment will help the hospital improve the quality of its medical services.
For his part, Prof. Dr. Pham Nhu Hiep, Director of the Hue Central Hospital, thanked the Japanese Government and JICA for supporting the hospital over the years, which has contributed to COVID-19 prevention and control of Vietnam as well as Hue and the central region in particular.
Since 2004, the JICA has implemented many projects to support the Hue Central Hospital, including a 27,243 USD project to upgrade infrastructure of the hospital and a project to improve the human resources quality for the health care system in the 2010-2015 period.
The same day, the Hue Central Hospital signed a cooperation agreement with Vinbrain – an AI software supplier in the health sector – which aims to increase the hospital’s IT application in its services./.