On the morning of November 20, after 3 weeks of urgent repairs, Ho Chi Minh City Trauma and Orthopedics Hospital facility 2 (located on Pham Viet Chanh Street, District 1) officially welcomed patients for examination and treatment.
Present at the above location early in the morning, Associate Professor Tang Chi Thuong, Director of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City and representatives of the local health sector directly inspected the rooms and areas arranged for medical examination and treatment for patients. people.
According to records, on the first day of operation, facility 2 of Ho Chi Minh City Trauma and Orthopedics Hospital was equipped with a clinic, first aid room, X-ray room, ultrasound room, cast area, and examination area. experience.
Basically, the equipment for specialized examinations is complete. The waiting area for medical examination has also been renovated to be quite airy and clean. The above amenities made the first patients who came for examination and treatment at the above facility happy and surprised.
Ms. Tran Thi Dien (65 years old, from Ben Tre), was treated at Ho Chi Minh City Orthopedics Hospital, facility 1 (Tran Hung Dao Street, District 5) for a chipped knee bone. During this follow-up visit, the doctor guided her to a new facility for treatment.
“My daughter and I came here from 4 o’clock in Ben Tre. Seeing that the new hospital is clean, there is no waiting time and enthusiastic treatment by the doctors, I am very happy,” Ms. Dien shared.
As for Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Nga (48 years old, from Tien Giang), she said she had knee pain for the past 2 months and went back for a check-up today. “The first day of examination at the new facility was comfortable and spacious, but the old facility was too cramped,” Ms. Nga said.
Associate Professor Tang Chi Thuong said that the operation of facility 2 will help relieve the overload of clinics at the headquarters of Ho Chi Minh City Orthopedics Hospital.
Currently, facility 2 is mainly used to serve patients for follow-up examinations and organize first aid. The upper floors are being urgently repaired to be used for functional departments and inpatient treatment beds.
“This is a temporary but very meaningful solution. The health sector still hopes that the City will soon have a plan to build a new Trauma and Orthopedics Hospital,” Mr. Thuong said.
Doctor Chau Van Dinh, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Orthopedics Hospital, said that after being assigned a real estate area on Pham Viet Chanh Street, District 1 (previously managed by the Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital) by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, , the hospital mobilized all resources and asked for some equipment from Field Hospital No. 13 to carry out repairs.
At the time of reception, the above facility had stopped operating for 2 years, so it was seriously degraded and damaged. The hospital must repair day and night according to regulations and schedule in order to put it into use on time.
It is expected that from now until the end of December – when facility 2 is fully operational – inpatient beds for post-surgical patients, as well as patients whose health has stabilized, at facility 1 will be transferred to facility 1. Here, helping to decompress about 80-100 inpatient beds and 1/4 of the patients coming for examination at the main facility.