Medicine school breaks ground on $30.3 million medical lab facility

Pham Ngoc Thach Medicine School broke ground on a new medical lab facility in Tan Kien Commune in Binh Chanh District of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday

Medicine school breaks ground on $30.3 million medical lab facility

The cost of library is VND702.750 billion ($30.3 million) taken from the city budget.
The nine-floor new facility containing more than 40,000 square meter of modern lab space and classrooms as per models of Singapore and Australia, will meet the increasing demand teaching, studying, technology transferRing and international cooperation.
Along with this, the facility will provide skilled medical workers in the field of testing and testing services and gradually become the city and the country’s leading lab,
Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Vo Thi Dung, Chairwoman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City To Thi Bich Chau, Head of the municipal People’s Council’s Committee for Cultural and Social Affairs Thi Thi Tuyet Nhung were present at a ceremony to mark the start of construction work on the facility
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, school principal Professor Ngo Minh Xuan said that unstable testing quality amongst medical clinics and unregular check of testing machines have led to disapproval between infirmaries in using testing results; as a consequence, patients have to undertake tests many time causing huge waste and overload in hospitals.
Moreover, there has been testing abuse amongst infirmaries; accordingly, building a medical lab is needed.
The facility will provide skilled medical workers not only for the city but for the South region, hoping to ease pressure on big hospitals, Professor Xuan said.

By THANH SON - Translated by ANH QUAN

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