Ministry of Health: FV hospital raises nation’s healthcare quality

April 23, 2013 | 15:09
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Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has recognised French-invested hospital FV’s contributions to improving the quality of the country’s healthcare.
Dr. Nguyen Trong Khoa, deputy chief of the ministry’s Medical Consultation and Treatment Department, said over the past 10 years, FV had understood that Vietnamese people needed a higher standard of healthcare and become the first hospital in Vietnam to offer world-class healthcare services to local patients.
“Over the past 10 years, FV Hospital has been an excellent model for Vietnam’s healthcare sector, and has been successful in attracting an ever-growing number of patients, both local and foreign,” Khoa said during the hospital’s 10th anniversary ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City last week. 
MoH had selected the hospital to share its experiences on clinical quality governance with other hospitals nationwide, he added.
FV had helped Vietnam save foreign currencies because many Vietnamese had chosen it as their trusted healthcare provider and they underwent treatment at the hospital instead of going abroad, where they would pay more for the same quality services, said Nguyen Thanh Chin, a deputy from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council.
FV CEO Dr Jean-Marcel Guillon said his hospital was moving toward becoming a leading hospital in South East Asia and in Asia. Every day, it cared for around 1,000 patients, or some 200,000 patients every year. A quarter of them were foreigners living and working in Vietnam.

By By Tuong Thuy

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