Vietnam PM Urges K Hospital to Become Region’s Top Oncology Center

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged Hanoi-based K hospital, the country’s leading hospital in cancer treatment, to become the region’s top oncology center, state media reported. PM Phuc made the call at a 50th founding anniversary of the hospital on July 18. The Vietnamese government leader expressed his delight when the hospital has applied many advanced technologies to cancer treatment, hailing the recent successful cancer treatment case of pregnant woman Nguyen Thi Lien. The K-hospital now has three facilities with 2,400 hospital beds. The rate of successful cancer treatment at the Hanoi-based hospital equals to some in the developed countries in the region and the world, the Chinh Phu (Government) newspaper noted. Each year, Vietnam sees 165,000 new cancer cases and 300,000 people live with cancer. Vietnamese people spend $2 billion on overseas healthcare annually, most of which are used for cancer treatment, the newspaper added. (Bao Chinh Phu, Nhan Dan, Bao Chinh Phu, Tin Tuc, Bao Chinh Phu, QDND, Tin Tuc, Lao Dong, cand, VTV)