12 mln USD aid to refurbish provincial medical facilities
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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA)- The US-based Atlantic Philanthropies organisation has agreed to fund a 12 million USD project to upgrade and refurbish medical stations in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, according to a provincial official on Dec. 11.
The Director of Thua Thien-Hue Health Service, Nguyen Dung, said the aid will include an 8.5 million USD grant to allow all of the medical stations at the village, precinct and township levels to be refurbished with new medical equipment, as well as enable the installation of information systems and train medical staff.
Between now and 2010, 74 medical stations will be constructed and 20 additional medical stations will be upgraded.
The project will help the entire provincial medical system well connected from the central down to the grassroots level.
In 2008, the provincial Health Service installed information and internet networks in 97 percent of grassroots medical stations, enabling the province to cope effectively and respond in a timely fashion to epidemics.
Currently, all of the province’s medical stations are managed by medical doctors, traditional physicians and nurses, while 94 medical stations, accounting for 64 percent of the total, meet national standards.