JICA delegation visits Cho Ray Hospital. (Photo: NDO)
He made the statement as he led a JICA delegation to pay a working visit to Cho Ray Hospital on June 3rd.
According to Director of the Cho Ray Hospital Nguyen Tri Thuc, JICA has not only assisted the hospital with facilities, but also with healthcare human resources and the development of infection control procedures.
Noting that the Cho Ray Hospital is also the first hospital in Vietnam to receive funding from JICA since 1969, Mr. Thuc added that currently, the hospital is cooperating with JICA to carry out the construction project of the Vietnam - Japan Cho Ray Hospital. “I hope that, with the enthusiastic support from JICA and its representative office in Vietnam, the project will soon come into operation, serving the Vietnamese health sector,” he went on to say.
During the working visit, JICA presented the hospital 2,000 handbooks on the process of infection control practice, which were composed by the Cho Ray Hospital’s Department of Infection Control in collaboration with JICA experts. This is the first aid product from the Japanese Government's aid package worth JPY60 million (equivalent to VND12 billion) for Cho Ray Hospital. The handbooks are expected to contribute to improving the infection control capacity of Cho Ray Hospital and 21 southern hospitals./.