The Hanoitimes - Hanoi city has bought a digestive cancer screening system from Japan that can provide early detection of cancers of the digestive systems of people aged 40 and above. Patient will have to only pay 63,000 VND for a service fee each time.
This information was announced by Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at the launching of the city's high-tech medical centre on November 27.
The Saint Paul General Hospital opened a high-tech medical centre that specialized in endoscopic surgery and digestive treatment for the people of Hanoi and neighbouring areas on November 27.
Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the launching ceremony.
Attending the opening ceremony were Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
The high-tech medical centre started its construction from May 4, 2016. The 2,800 sq.m centre has 12 consulting rooms, 10 patient rooms with 50 beds, four endoscopic diagnostic rooms and three surgery rooms.
The centre has been equipped with state of the art medical facilities, including latest Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and CT scanners, for early detection of canners related to the digestive system, such as stomach and rectum cancers.
At the centre.
The centre, worth over 340 billion VND has been built following European standards and will become the country’s leading endoscopic surgery facility, satisfying the increasing need for the examination and treatment of people, according to Hanoi’s Health Department.
Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung has convinced leading professors in digestive treatment led by Professor Joel Leroy to directly consult and participate in professional activities at the centre.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said the centre will help reduce congestion in hospitals, while meeting people’s increasing demand for high quality services and minimizing the number of patients going abroad for cancer treatment.
The city has bought a digestive cancer screening system from Japan that can provide early detection of cancers of the digestive systems of people aged 40 and above. Patient will have to only pay 63,000 VND for a service fee each time, compared to 15 USD in Singapore or 26 USD in the US, said Chairman Chung.
The 320 tests-per-hour system could help in the early detection and treatment of cancer for thousands of patients as well as prevent cancer for 5,000-10,000 people each year in the city, the Chairman said.
Translated by Thu Minh