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The facilities are expected to be completed by 2023.

According to Phap Luat, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved Ho Chi Minh City's proposal for three new hospitals to be built in Cu Chi, Thu Duc and Hoc Mon districts. The total cost, which is approximately US$243 million, will be covered by the city's budget.

According to the city's plan, each hospital is going to have 1,000 beds with an extra 500 beds for each residency area. Basic facilities such as main caring units, paraclinical department for diagnosis, a financial department and public utilities will be included as well.

About US$82 million of the total budget will be allocated to the construction of Thu Duc General Hospital; US$81 million will go to the Hoc Mon General Hospital; and US$80 million will be invested into Cu Chi General Hospital.

Construction of the new hospitals will start in 2018 and they are expected to be in operation by 2023. When finished, the project aims to substantially reduce patient overcrowding problem in municipal and district-level hospitals.

[Photo via Dan Tri]

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