Medicine University Hospital opens rooms to serve foreigners

Starting on September 28, the Medicine University Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City's District 5 will open examination rooms to exclusively serve foreign patients to meet the rising demand.

A doctor talks to a foreign woman about her symptoms (Photo: SGGP)

A doctor talks to a foreign woman about her symptoms (Photo: SGGP)

Local patients who wish to be examine in the special rooms will be served also. The rooms are located in the Section A in the seventh floor comprising one room for general medical check-up and one for specific examination.

Examination, diagnosis and initiative testing will be carried out in the general medical check-up to help save time for patients .

Specific experts and lecturers of the Medicine University will provide examination and diagnosis to patients. Moreover, receptionists are fluent in english, Chinese, Korean and Cambodian who are ready to help patients during treatment procedure.

Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Truong Quang Binh said that with the vision to become a leading hospital in Vietnam, hospital managers always take heed to patients' demand and taking care of local and foreigns' health condition. The qualified hospital strives to get international accreditation and certification to gain patients’ trust, he added.

The opening of a general-practice room in a famous and state-of-the -art hospital with high quality standard will facilitate and save time and cost for patients. This is also new progress in improving service and management for patients' satisfaction.

With a growing number of medical tourists who combine travel with medical care coming to HCM City in recent years, lucrative medical tourism needs concerted efforts by various official agencies and travel firms to realise its huge potential.

Around 15,000 foreigners arrive at hospitals for examination annually and more than 1,000 of them are inpatients. Departments such as Cardiology, Digestion, Nerves, Traditional medicine Cosmetic surgeries, Skin care are among the medical services that have attracted many foreigners.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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