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Siemens Healthineers provides advanced equipment to Can Tho stroke hospital

Released at: 13:12, 23/09/2017

Siemens Healthineers provides advanced equipment to Can Tho stroke hospital

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First stroke hospital in Mekong Delta to be equipped with Siemens Healthineers' advanced imaging diagnostic systems.

by Linh San

Siemens Healthineers and Viet Cuong Medical Investment Ltd. officially signed an equipment supply and service contract in Ho Chi Minh City on September 22 for the Stroke International Services (SIS) Can Tho project.

“The SIS Can Tho project plays an important and meaningful role in providing high quality healthcare services to the 17 million people in the Mekong Delta, in particular providing timely treatment for stroke and cardio-vascular patients as well as education and training,” said Mr. Fabrice Leguet, General Director of Siemens Healthcare in Vietnam. “We are very proud to be a project partner.”

By contributing to the project, Siemens Healthineers reaffirms its commitment to the development of Vietnam’s healthcare sector. “We will continue to extend such contributions through not only our technological excellence but also educational and knowledge transfer,” Mr. Leguet added.

The first stroke hospital in the Mekong Delta region will be equipped with Siemens Healthineers’ advanced imaging diagnostic systems. The SIS Can Tho project plays a vital role in providing timely treatment to stroke patients, helping to reduce the risk of disability or death and improving the delivery and coordination of care for acute stroke victims.

The number of stroke cases has been increasing rapidly in recent times. As one of the most common causes of death or disability worldwide, strokes can happen to anyone at any age and at any time.

Figures show there are an average of 200,000 stroke patients in Vietnam every year. The mortality and disability rate is still high, due to factors including limited capacity in endovascular intervention at hospitals and late hospitalization. There are more than 10,000 stroke cases in the Mekong Delta region, with higher rates of mortality and disability than in major cities such as Ho Chi Minh City.

Fueled by the passion and dedication of leading Vietnamese and international doctors attempting to reduce death and disability among stroke and cardio-vascular patients, the construction of SIS Can Tho commenced on July 20 with support from the Can Tho City People’s Committee and local management authorities.

“In the first phase, the hospital will have 60 inpatient beds, which will then increase to 150 to 200 in the next phase,” said Dr. Tran Chi Cuong, President of the Interventional Neuroradiology Society of Ho Chi Minh City and Medical Director at SIS Can Tho. “Our aims are to provide CPU and stroke intervention for all Mekong Delta provinces with international standardized treatments, care, and facilities. Moreover, SIS Can Tho will also operate as an educational academy, where conferences and international scientific workshops will take place, providing in-depth training and education to domestic and international hospitals.”

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