06/06/2017 08:43 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Japan step up cooperation in health care

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed in Tokyo on June 5 within the framework of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s ongoing visit to Japan. It is expected to become a typical project for medical cooperation between the two countries. 

Establish in 1981, ITEC is the first health service management consulting firm in Japan which aims to meet the drastic changes taking place in the Japanese health care field. 

ITEC President Johtaro Seki said the group will help its Vietnamese partner access the most cutting-edge medical solutions, adding that the complex is designed to become a five-star general hospital with leading doctors from countries with developed medicine and nurses trained in Japan. 

TH Group Chairwoman Thai Huong said the 40-ha complex will offer medical prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services. 

Vietnamese and Japanese health sectors have signed a number of cooperation agreements in universal health coverage, new communicable disease prevention, human resources development and health equipment, among others. 

Of note, under the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, since 2012, Japan has helped train many Vietnamese nurses.