The Hanoitimes - Over the past years, health establishments in Hanoi have mobilized all available resources to invest in medical equipments so as to meet demands for people’s health care.
In the coming time, it is essential to give appropriate and effective measures to attract socialization investment resource.
According to statistics, there are 41 public hospitals, including 28 ones at municipal level and 13 others at district level in Hanoi. For the 2011-2016 period, the total cost of medical equipments for public hospitals was estimated at over VND 1,000 billion, in which, VND 271.077 billion was from the fund for basic investment construction; VND 607.831 billion from the city’s budget.
Director of the Hanoi Health Department Nguyen Khac Hien said that all units under the municipal Health Department well implemented current regulations; ensured efficiency in using the budget; managed and effectively exploited medical facilities which are installed in health establishments to bring into full play modern equipments in hospitals throughout the Capital city.
Ha Dong General Hospital is equipped with three more hemodialysis machines for the 2011-2016 period
Medical facilities are funded by many resources, such as the state budget, funding for career development, socialization, sponsor, etc. According to Deputy Director of the Department of Health Tran Van Chung, for the 2011-2016 period, the health sector drew 43 socialization schemes on investing in medical equipments in 17 hospitals with the total capital of VND 261.571 billion.
However, Hanoi has faced with many difficulties in calling for the socialization investment for hospitals. Due to lack of medical equipments, patients must take a long time for their disease tests, diagnosis.
With the sponsored funding of VND 31.381 billion and the socialization resource of VND 2.623 billion, at present, the Saint Paul General Hospital is attracting the large social capital. A leader of the Saint Paul General Hospital confirmed that, in the coming time, the hospital would continue calling on the socialization resource for medical equipments to better serve patients.
Through surveillance campaigns held by Hanoi People’s Council in purchasing and managing medical equipments in public hospitals, delegates of inspection teams highly appreciated the role of the Health Department in advising the Capital city.
They agreed that, to attract investment sources outside the budget, the Health Department should have orientations for public hospitals; set up the purchase list of medical equipments to avoid investment wastes; call for socialization resource on basis of each hospital’s advantages. Meanwhile, hospitals can also proactively get loans from banks and pay interest as stipulated by current regulations, etc.
Translated by Tuan Minh