HCM city has first public private partnership hospital
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, has just inaugurated its first public-private partnership hospital, Gia An 115 Hospital. This healthcare facility is the result of a collaboration between Hoa Lam Corporation and People’s 115 Hospital, and it was licensed to operate as from August 31, 2018. The hospital is a general hospital that has specialized departments, such as cardiology, neurology and stroke, endocrinology, physical therapy, and rehabilitation services.
Here are some key takeaways:
- First PPP hospital in Ho Chi Minh City
- Eases burden on central-level hospitals
- Sets precedent for future projects
Collaborative Efforts and Specialized Departments at Gia An 115 Hospital
The hospital is located in the International Hi-tech Healthcare Park of Hoa Lam Shangri-La, a healthcare complex founded in 2008 that has over 1,700 inpatient beds. The complex is expected to host six general and specialized hospitals, as well as auxiliary facilities. The Gia An 115 Hospital has a 10-storey building with 367 patient beds and 60 check-up rooms along with medical equipment that meets international standards.
One of the most remarkable things about this hospital is that it is the first healthcare facility constructed in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) in Ho Chi Minh City. The policy of developing PPP healthcare has been implemented by the city for years, but the scale of past projects remains small. Therefore, this hospital represents a significant milestone in the city’s healthcare sector.
The professional support of People’s 115 Hospital, with the consultations of leading experts and doctors in many fields, guarantees the quality of care for patients. Furthermore, the hospital’s opening will help ease the overload in central-level hospitals in the city, while providing quality healthcare services at a reasonable cost to local patients.
Future Prospects of PPP Healthcare Projects in Ho Chi Minh City
The opening ceremony of the hospital was attended by Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tan Binh, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health. He noted that 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 also emphasized that in the future, the city’s health sector will continue to implement similar projects to better meet the medical demand of locals.
In conclusion, the opening of Gia An 115 Hospital is a significant achievement for Ho Chi Minh City’s healthcare sector. This public-private partnership will undoubtedly help provide better healthcare services to the local population, while easing the burden on central-level hospitals. This hospital sets a precedent for future similar projects that will likely emerge in the city, and it is a step forward in meeting the medical demands of the city’s residents.