VINAMED receives investment certificate for medical services centre in Thanh Hoa

Vietnam Medical Equipment Corporation (VINAMED) officially received the investment certificate to develop a high-quality medical services centre at Thanh Hoa General Hospital in the framework of Thanh Hoa Investment Promotion Conference 2017, which took place on May 18.

Thanh Hoa enthusiastic over fated investments

Thanh Hoa enthusiastic over fated investments

Nguyen Dinh Xung, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of Thanh Hoa People’s Committee, seeks to promote the province as a top tier destination for investors.

The project has a total investment value of VND739 billion ($32.55 million) by Thanh Hoa General Hospital and VINAMED. The project is a paramount item in the plan of restructuring and developing healthcare services in the central province of Thanh Hoa by 2020 with vision to 2030, and is in line with Vietnam's comprehensive planning for the healthcare sector by 2020 with vision to 2030.

Pham Quang Huy, chairman of the VINAMED board of directors, said the investment in the high-quality medical service centre at Thanh Hoa General Hospital is a breakthrough for VINAMED after being transformed into a joint stock company.

“Investment in hospital and related hospital infrastructure is one of the meaningful social activities VINAMED constantly pursues. We are committed to doing our best to promote public healthcare with the most practical activities at hand,” said Huy.

This is the second hospital constructed by aid from VINAMED in 2017.

Formerly the Department of Basic Materials and Construction under the Ministry of Health (MoH), the company was officially renamed as VINAMED on May 2, 1996 by MoH's Decision No.720/BYT-QD.

For nearly 30 years, VINAMED has been training highly responsible and enthusiastic management staff, pharmacists, and engineers. The company’s trainees are knowledgeable about medical equipment, and have experience in business, logistics services, as well as equipment repair and installation.

On July 12, 2016, VINAMED completed its equitisation and was officially transformed into a joint stock company focusing on medical equipment production and distribution, as well as medical technology building and consultancy, and communication systems (PACS) solutions, and healthcare investment.

At Thanh Hoa Investment Promotion Conference 2017, 32 projects came closer to fruition. Some received their investment certificates or in-principle approval and other signed the memorandum of understanding with their hosting localities.

The total planned investment for all project licensed and approved at the conference is VND135.3 trillion ($6.1 billion). The banks that joined the conference also committed to provide loans to 10 projects, most of which are in the fields of high-tech agriculture, construction, and port and infrastructure, with a total committed loan amount of VND1.5 trillion ($66 million).

 

By Hong Anh