HANOI, May 5 (Bernama) -- Work has started on the construction of a medical high-tech centre that specialises in endoscopic surgery and digestion treatment at the Saint Paul General Hospital here, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The 2,800sq m centre will have 10 consulting rooms, 15 patient rooms, four endoscopic diagnostic rooms and three surgery rooms.
It will be equipped with modern medical facilities, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and CT scanner systems for early detection of cancers related to the digestive system, such as stomach and rectum cancers.
"The centre will be built according to European standards and will become the country's leading endoscopic surgery facility that satisfies the increasing demand for examination and treatment of people in Hanoi," Nguyen Khac Hien, the city's health department director, said.
It will provide training in endoscopy skills to the city's doctors, who will be trained in advanced techniques by international experts, Hien said.
With an investment of 150 billion VND (US$6.7 million)) by the Hanoi People's Committee, the centre will be managed by the Saint Paul General Hospital after construction is completed by end of this year.