$ 72,928 family doctor clinic opened in HCMC

Lately, the Department of Health has chosen the medical clinic in Binh Thanh District to operate a medical clinic as per the family doctor form.

$ 72,928 family doctor clinic opened in HCMC

The health authority invests VND1.7 billion ($72,928) in the new medical clinic to upgrade facilities and send doctors and nurse from big hospitals to help its operation.
Specifically, two doctors of Binh Thanh General Infirmary will provide examination. Another 30 leaders of wards of the Binh Thanh General Infirmary, Gia Dinh People’s Hospital and Children Hospital No.2 will take part in online examination or consultation for difficult cases.
It is scheduled that after the model of the clinic in Binh Thanh District, the model will be expanded in the remaining crowded districts each.
According to director of the Department of Health, establishment of family doctor clinic will help achieve breakthrough in improving grass-root clinics’ capability.
In addition to revamping facilities and providing more medicines for examination and treatment, it is urgent to send more medical workers to the clinics.
Accordingly, the health sector asked all infirmaries to supply medical workers who will take turns to work in the clinic from 6 to 12 months.
Moreover, big general infirmaries are required to take part in consultation and online examination to help the clinic.

By THANH SON - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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