EU donates 114 million euro for local healthcare sector

(VOV) -The European Union (EU) has agreed to grant an additional 114 million euro to Vietnam’s healthcare sector until 2017.

The second national forum on hospital quality management was told by Delphine Malard, a senior official of the EU Delegation to Vietnam in Hanoi on December 18.

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MsMalard said that the donation has affirmed the EU’s long-term commitment to helping improve the Vietnamese healthcare services.

In recent years, the EU has assisted the country in modernising medical services in a bid to helping patients have easier access to better healthcare services, not only in hospitals but also in their community clinics.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged the healthcare sector to intensify practical measures to deal with over-subscribed hospitals, quality and care standards and the management of healthcare service fees.

Dam also requested the sector implement uniform measures to provide patients with the best possible local healthcare services and high-quality pharmaceutical products at the most competitive prices.

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