As a first-tier hospital subordinate to the provincial Health Department, the General Hospital of Hoa Binh province has 804 staff members working at 44 departments and divisions. With 850 patient beds, it is currently the leading healthcare institution of the province. Over the recent past, a number of comprehensive measures have been carried out to improve the quality of public health care, said Director of the hospital Nguyen Hoang Dieu.
Doctors of Intensive Care Department No 1 of the
provincial General Hospital consult one another about treatment methods.
During the first nine months of 2023, the bed
occupancy rate at the hospital averaged 97%, up over 10% from the same period
of 2022. A total of 156,425 patients came to the hospital for check-up,
increasing 17.1%. They included 8,481 outpatients, up 26%, and 32,736
inpatients, up 9.7%, with the total days staying at the hospital for treatment
rising 15.6% year on year to 224,523.
Emergency aid and treatment have always been
carried out in a timely manner. Besides, personnel, medicine, blood, and other
supplies for emergency aid have also been guaranteed to stay ready to respond
to any circumstances.
Though many difficulties remain, these figures
have reflected efforts by the hospital’s staff as well as local people and
patients’ trust in the facility, Director Dieu noted.
He said the hospital has succeeded in mastering
many difficult techniques used at central-level facilities and received
patients and people’s recognition.
Processes at the examination department have
been reviewed and improved to create favourable conditions for patients to
handle procedures and receive check-ups. The emergency aid system at the
hospital’s departments and emergency aid teams have also been consolidated,
helping save many patients in critical condition.
Some medical examination and treatment services
delivered on demand have also attracted patients. Notably, the General Hospital
has invited experts from the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital, Viet Duc Hospital,
and National Cancer (K) Hospital to come to perform cardiovascular
interventions, digestive endoscopy, and surgeries.
In particular, it has officially applied
electronic health records since January 1, 2023 to completely replace paper ones.
Other measures have also been taken to improve
specialised activities, Dieu noted, elaborating that the hospital and the Hanoi
Medical University Hospital have signed a memorandum of understanding on
cooperation in five areas, namely personnel training, technique transfer,
diagnosis and treatment, workshop organisation, and scientific research.
The MoU signing marked a breakthrough in the
provincial General Hospital’s cooperation with the Hanoi Medical University and
its hospital, thereby improving its staff’s capacity and the quality of
During a recent working session with the Viet
Duc Hospital, the Hoa Binh General Hospital also called for assistance in some
Thanks to all-round and practical solutions
taken, the quality of medical examination and treatment has been promoted
considerably, and the hospital has won the trust of people from different
ethnic groups in the province, he added.
On February 1st, Korean Good Neighbors International (GNI) and the 1% Fund of Hyundai Heavy Industry Group held the inauguration and handover of Thinh Lang Community Library (Hoa Binh City).
In order to spread the noble gestures and kind actions in the community, in recent years, "Tet of Kindness” movement has been organized by all levels of the Red Cross in the province in diverse forms, becoming a beauty. The meaningful gifts from the generous hearts have helped the poor, the people in difficult circumstances, and vulnerable people have the conditions to celebrate Tet more fully.
In the days approaching the Lunar New Year of Giap Thin, the activities to care for and support the families in difficult circumstances, visiting the people with meritorious services to the revolution, encouraging and supporting the employees and the poor households have been widely deployed across the province with the diverse and practical forms.
Students of Hoa Binh province secured 41 prizes in the National Exam for selecting Excellent High School Students for the 2023 – 2024 school year. This is a commendable result for the local education sector after nine years of not winning the first prize in the xams.
In order to implement the national target programme for socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas, in 2023, Kim Boi district has made efforts to carry out projects in accordance with regulations and instructions of the government and the province to accelerate disbursement of assigned capital.
Mai Chau district, which is aiming to turn itself into a key tourism site of Hoa Binh province, has provided training courses in non-agricultural sectors for rural workers. This is a bold step to help local people shift to more suitable employment so as to improve incomes.