23/12/2018 09:19 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

HCM City has first public-private partnership hospital

Gia An 115 Hospital – the first health care facility constructed in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) in Ho Chi Minh City – was inaugurated on December 22.

The hospital, a joint effort of Hoa Lam Group and People’s 115 Hospital, has a 10-storey building with 367 patient beds and 60 check-up rooms along with medical equipment meeting international standards.

Licensed to operate as from August 31, 2018, Gia An 115 is a general hospital with specialized departments such as cardiology, neurology and stroke, endocrinology, physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

The hospital has the professional support from People’s 115 Hospital with the consultations of leading experts and doctors in many fields.

Gia An 115 Hospital is the second facility in the International Hi-tech Healthcare Park of Hoa Lam Shangri-La, a healthcare complex founded in 2008 with more than 1,700 inpatient beds. The complex is expected to host six general and specialized hospitals, as well as auxiliary facilities.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Prof. Dr, Nguyen Tan Binh, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health said that the policy of developing PPP health care has been implemented by the city for years, but the scale of past projects remains small.

This is the first time a PPP hospital has been built in the city, marking a fruitful cooperation between a public hospital and a private business, he noted.

Along with helping ease overload in central-level hospitals in the city, the hospital will provide quality health care services at reasonable cost to local patients, he stated.

The official affirmed that in the future, the city’s health sector will continue implementing more similar project to better meet the medical demand of locals.